Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.18/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A really solid IPA, one of the first I can recall that started taking on the orange hue and do something that tasted different than the traditional and classic Cascade/Centennial/Chinook hopping.
Hop existence doesn't come right out initially, then you take that first sip, and bam, crisp, tangerine citrus zest, this is one of the classic beers that has a lot of similar influenced IPAs coming out in recent years.
I get some wildly inconsistent ones of these, probably because of the lack of bottle dating and large distribution footprint. When its on, its on. When its not, it lacks the hop vibrancy and takes on that vague woody bitterness.
Serving type: on-tap
11-30-2009 18:58:26 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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