Bear Republic Brewing Co.

This floral, heavily hopped ale out of Healdsburg, CA, packs a ton of flavor:

This hoppy IPA is a full bodied beer brewed with malted barley, wheat, and crystal malts. The malt base is designed to highlight the unique floral qualities Columbus and Cascade hops from the Pacific Northwest.

The beer erupts from the bottle as a light yellow ale with a full head. It’s creamy and thick, with some seriously sweet malt character. Hops come to dominate the flavor after a few sips: they’re citrus-y, pineapple-y, pungent and highly bitter at the end. This brew tastes interesting overall, and remains compelling to the last drop.


4 out of 5