Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.38/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to BlueOkie for this one.
A rich gold hue with white one-finger head, laces astonishingly well. Looks like a good beer.
odors are relatively weak until it opens up a little. What does peak through is a sweet citrus character, perhaps oranges and a bit of pineapple. The hops aren't all that present in the nose. Juicy fruit chewing gum.
Taste is definitely grapefruit and pineapple along with piney hop characteristic. Both the smell and taste open up as it warms, drink this one slowly. The bitter hops subside with time and the juicyness dominates everything, even the finish.
Mouthfeel is quite smooth until you swallow. bitterness attacks, but it eases up with the rise of the temperature.
A very nice IPA. Very easy to drink. You don't want to stop sipping. But it gets so much better when it warms, so serve at the proper temperature. Damn, i shouldn't have given the other half of the bomber to my girlfriend. I would like to get a case of this stuff, if it was distributed in Florida.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2009 22:06:04 | More by JAA
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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