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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,933 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,933
Reviews: 2,168
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 166
Gots: 375 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed with American pale and crystal malts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. There's a trophy in every glass.

2009 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – GOLD
2009 Colorado State Fair – Best of Show
2006 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
2005 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
1999 Great American Beer Festival® India Pale Ale - GOLD

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-27-2002)
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BlackJeremiah

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4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass.

A: Medium amber in color. Pours a 2" head that is fluffy and pillowy. Lots of lacing as I proceed.

S: Pine tar, hop oil, citrus/grapefruit, massively hoppy scents. In fact, the layers of hop scents are all I can smell. Enough to wake a guy up in the morning, but I would have liked some indication of the presence of any malt at all. After tasting it, the aroma does not reflect the balance of the beer.

T: Citric acid, pine sap and oily hop bitterness smacks the palate, making this one take off with a bang. Slight malt sweetness toward the end, mitigating the hops and the late alcohol burn. Excessive in the best way possible; something in the water out in Cali?

M: Really good presence, feels lighter than some of the other high-hopped IPAs I've tried. Keeps the refreshing qualities of a regular Pale Ale.

D: Definitely a hop-bomb, but I love that. The malt sweetness disappeared as I drank, but that's just a function of palate destruction. I really, really liked downing this bomber. Tomorrow after work, I will really enjoy downing another.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2006 03:01:59 | More by BlackJeremiah
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,933 ratings.