Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 5,595 | Reviews: 2,158 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by NSK79:
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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3.88/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance is a clear yellowish copper color. This offering is slightly effervescent with a finger of fluffy head that seemed to linger forever and left rings of lace behind reminiscent of a nitro-tapped beer. The malt profile seems solid, if not remarkable and the hoppiness is good for a single IPA.
This offering does suffer from an odd trace of booziness which makes it less drinkable than some higher ABV DIPAs that I’ve sampled in the past.
Serving type: on-tap
04-19-2014 04:49:30 | More by 57md
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,595 ratings.