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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,579 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5579
Reviews: 2157
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%


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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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up in Ponderay, Idaho. From a 22 oz. brown bomber. Let's see if this stuff was worth Bear Republic taking legal action against Central City over their own excellent Red Racer line. Pours out a bright golden hue with suspended particles, with a creamy off-white head that retains to a mid-sized cap.

Bright mandarin, grapefruit and lemon citrus character on the nose, some tropical fruit esters, and some dry biscuity grain.

Puckering grapefruit and piney hops up front in the flavour, with an extra underlying bitterness to it all. Mild bready malt in the background does its best to add some backbone, finishing with spicy, astringent grapefruit pith hops that linger on into the aftertaste.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, slippery texture, with an assertive amount of carbonation.

The bottle conditioning adds a nice extra element to the hops, not so much the malt, some decent layers of depth to the hops here. A tasty American IPA that is worth seeking out, but boo on Bear Republic for their legal action against Central City, their Red Racer IPA still does laps around Racer 5.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 05:44:35 | More by IronDjinn
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,579 ratings.