Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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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.
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