Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 6,062 | Reviews: 2,173 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by GeezLynn:
4.33/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Nice cloudy orange color with a little white head that disappears faster than Steinbrenner writes checks.
S: Fresh hops. Mainly citrus fruits, (not much pine or malt) with a little spicyness. Nice floral scents.
T: First and foremost, sweet juicy grapefruit. Along with citrus hop flavors, the breadiness and pale malt are apparent just before the enjoyable finishing punch of bitterness.
M: Very smooth. Could stand to have a little more carbonation, but that's really minor.
Very good IPA, up there with the best of them. Especially nice combination of citrus and bitterness. I would drink this regularly if I was fortunate enough to have access.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2009 02:24:23 | More by GeezLynn
More User Reviews:
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 6,062 ratings.