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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

5,595 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5595
Reviews: 2158
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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NSK79

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

Poured from a bottle possibly dated 12/27/12 if I'm reading the code right, to a tulip.

A - Pours a clear golden color, big fluffy white head that receded slowly to a thin layer, sporadic lacing.

S - Big citrus and pine aromas, also a hint of booze. Notes of orange sweetness also present. Mostly a bouquet of hops, but not much malt presence.

T - Lots of bitter, piney, and citrusy hops, the bitterness definitely comes through in the finish.

M - light carbonation, full bodied, and quite resinous and sticky especially as it warms.

O - I like this beer, it is a very hop forward example of an IPA with no set backs in my opinion. I personally would enjoy it more if it had a little more malt sweetness and complexity somewhere in the taste to balance out the hop bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 00:22:02 | More by NSK79
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,595 ratings.