Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.68/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A great IPA. Made a pilgrimage to "Half Time" in Poughkeepsie, NY and this was one of my trophies. Pours a hazy amber color with some "chunks" in it. Nice big white head and good lacing. This beer has a good, spicy/citrusy aroma to it. You would know this was going to be a memorable experience just by the smell. The taste is outstanding, citrusy, spicy and above all a nice bitter hops flavor. This is comparable to Hop Otten, Celebration Ale and any of the other good IPAs I have enjoyed.
Mouthfeel is a bit watery, compared with Celebration Ale, but the taste is the deciding factor in making this a great beer.
I would consider this as high on the drinkability scale as 7.0 abv would allow. This is a very enjoyable IPA and I would look forward to having another if offered.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2007 19:20:06 | More by JayQue
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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