Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 5,597 | Reviews: 2,158 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by CharlesRiver:
4.43/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
22oz standard brown bomber. Pours out a bit cloudy. Light amber in color with an orange tinge. Small head that doesn't last.
Smell is lighter than I expected but I do pick up some grassy hops in the background. Some malt hints as well. Very lightly carbonated.
Much more balanced and integrated than I expected. Lovely, consistant hops notes throughout. The aftertaste has something spritzy that I can't identify. Seems to last for 10-15 seconds.
The light balance makes this extremely drinkable. No way of telling this is 7% abv. If you like balanced, drinkable IPA's, this is for you. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2008 21:39:49 | More by CharlesRiver
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3.88/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance is a clear yellowish copper color. This offering is slightly effervescent with a finger of fluffy head that seemed to linger forever and left rings of lace behind reminiscent of a nitro-tapped beer. The malt profile seems solid, if not remarkable and the hoppiness is good for a single IPA.
This offering does suffer from an odd trace of booziness which makes it less drinkable than some higher ABV DIPAs that I’ve sampled in the past.
Serving type: on-tap
04-19-2014 04:49:30 | More by 57md
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,597 ratings.