Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BlackJeremiah:
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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