Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Lauthaha:
4.5/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer taster.
Appearance: Beer is a clear, golden color with active carbonation visible through the glass. Head is a frothy, 1/2 finger coating on the surface of the beer. Lots of bubbles and medium lacing. Looks good!
Smell: This beer smells very, very beautiful. The word "creamsicle" comes to mind. A sweet malt base provides ample room on which citrus zest and a perfect mix of bitter/floral hops build a fortress of awesome.
Taste/Mouthfeel: The beer is creamy from the get go, with a tangy bitterness coming from the hop oils about mid-sip. Subtle sweetness from the malt (caramel) can be picked up in between attacks from the hops. Beer rinses rather smoothly leaving a hop-assault reminder on the tastebuds. Very bitter, you've gotta love hops to love this brew.
Overall: Definitely worth a try, but only if you're into IPAs and their compadres. I almost wish I had bought a six-pack of these (rather than the single that I found), but there'll be another chance, I'm sure.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2011 02:33:56 | More by Lauthaha
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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