Bear Republic Grand Am American Pale Ale. 6 % ABV, 50 IBU. Bear Republic Brewing Company, Healdsburg, CA.
Hazy, pale golden color, slim, but lasting white head.
In the nose: bright, fresh, and hoppy. Airy. A little herbal, a little floral, and altogether nice.
In the mouth: Fresh, zesty, hoppy, and all atingle. Lots of hop essence on the palate, plenty of citrus, much vibrancy. Medium bodied, extremely easy drinking. Delicious. Going down so easy. Nice little hoppy buzz going on, and utterly quenching. Good pale ale and you can drink it.
From the label: Inspired by our team's passion for racing, Grand Am is an American Pale Ale worthy of the "Racer" family. True to our roots, this sessionable yet assertive ale balances both classic and new American hop varieties with a distinct malt backbone. Start your engines...."