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*Bear Republic Formula R&D #3*

India Pale Ale (IPA)

Cloverdale, CA (United States)

Alc.: 6.8%

Volume: 473mL

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Smell

This beer has a fruity and funky aroma that will leave you puzzlin’. There’s stone fruit on the one hand, but on the other there’s a barnyard funkiness.

Taste

The sweet fruit from the noose rides along underneath everything happening in this tasting. The hops start out mild, but after the swallow they gradually open up to a stronger hop taste that’s slightly earthy and bitter like eating leaves, but also has some floral qualities. The mouthfeel is mostly smooth but gets quite dry after the swallow, leaving you with some floral aftertaste.

Pairing

A strong contender for a spicy chicken stir fry or mild to medium curry.

Sight

Pours a honey colour with a hazy body and low carbonation. A frothy head pours from the can but quickly calms down to a thin ring around the glass.

Color (Standard Reference Method)
SRM 8
Style
IPA
Bitterness (International Bitterness Units)
IBU 30
Hops
Citra and Sultana
Recommended Stemware
Tulip

Description

Founded in 1995, Bear Republic Brewing Company became a staple in Northern California and then spread the greatness far and wide. After a decade of success, they opened up more brewing in Cloverdale and pushed their market out of the west. Bear Republic is built on the philosophy of efficient, straight-forward brewing that creates straight-forward, delicious beer. And they credit their success to the people who have worked with them, volunteered at events, and supported their expansions over the years. A community of beer loving people, working together for success. The Formula #3 is a juicy IPA with generous flavour and aroma profiles coming from a dynamic hop mixture and tons of high-tech brewing wizardry. Serves well at 8°C and should be enjoyed promptly.

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