Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 6,064 | Reviews: 2,173 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BuxMontBeerLover:
3.88/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Purchased a 6pk at Wegmans in Warrington, PA.
Purchase Price: $10.99
Enjoyed in a DFH Signature Glass.
A - Upon examining the unopened bottle, a fair amount of "floaties" are noticed at the bottom of the bottle. After posting a thread, still not sure if this is normal or not. Some say it's from the bottle conditioning and others say the same thing but it also may be an old bottle. Pours a rather hazy, opaque deep honey color. A one finger, white foamy head on the initial pour put it quickly fades. A good amount of carbonation bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Decent lacing on the side of the glass after finishing.
S - A very nice aroma of spicy hops and citrus.
T - A very nice tasting IPA. A nice bitter bite from the hops is offset by the grapefruit taste. A decent malt backbone. Overall, decently balanced beer which leans towards the bitter side than the sweet side. The alcohol is well disguised.
M - A well carbonated beer. A slightly bitter aftertaste lingers after each sip.
D - This could easily be a beer that you could spend the night drinking even at the 7% ABV. They go down rather easily.
Overall: A really good IPA. This is my first experience with Bear Republic and I was pleasantly surprised. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2011 13:18:42 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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4.54/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a hazy golden with a dense white head. Great head stand.
S:Floral hop aroma with grapefruit, apricot, some mild pine and citrus. The malt filters through the hop aroma with a pilsner and wheat like aroma.
T: Nice hop flavor with apricot, pine and some lemon zest. A malt peeks through with a light caramel, orange and sweet bread character. There is a tinge of alcohol but not overpowering. The floral hop fills the nose as you drink, then a flash of malt sweetness followed by a delayed bitterness that is very much balanced to the hop aroma. Not a powerful bitterness but smooth. The finish is dry with a lingering citrusy bitterness.
M: Medium body, a little slick on the palate with a moderate carbonation. The 7.5% abv gives a pleasant warming late in the finish.
O: A very well done IPA. Smooth balanced bitterness and hop aroma. Surprisingly less bitterness in the finish for an IPA. Nice clean malt profile. A complex and highly drinkable beer. It's an IPA in the beginning but more like an APA in the finish. Love this beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 23:48:10 | More by slusk
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,064 ratings.