Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.18/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This has always been one of my favorites and a definite go-to when I want a really tasty, well balanced IPA.
A - Pours a hazy straw yellow with a 2 finger foamy white head. Appears to be very well carbonated with some noticeable sediment in the glass.
S - Grapefruit and earthy hops with a nice bready malt backbone. Slightly sweet aspect to the aroma as well.
T - Good amount of sweet malt up front followed by bitter, piney hops and citrus hops. More grapefruit and sweet citrus in the finish, which is dry and slightly boozy. Definitely a hop-forward IPA but surprisingly bitter and just slightly skunky but in a good way. It might cause you to make a funny face at first.
M - A bit overcarbonated and sharp feeling with a medium body. I could do without the sediment, careful pouring this one.
D - Perfectly sessionable IPA, if you're into that sort of thing. Too expensive for me to waste though, I want to appreciate each sip.
Overall, this is a great IPA and one of my all time favorites. There are better examples out there but this is in my top five. Give it a whirl!
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2011 01:47:08 | More by BeerPhan86
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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