Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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3.76/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass
L: light gold ... yellow-gold with just hint of amber up to light; not 100% clear (bottle-conditioned debris?) but mostly clear; big 1-inch head or more of mostly white foam, really sticks and a bit of lacing
S: grapefruit; some definite malt and grain, pretty sweet
T: citrus, grapefruit; some grain in there, and for an IPA, there is a lot of malt trying like hell to push through all that bitter hoppy hops ... impressive
F: smooth and watery, almost silky ... the bottle conditioning possibly could use a bit more time to push the CO2 into this thing -- it's not bad at all but watery all the same
O: I could deal with this beer any day of the week, but with that said, there are other IPAs I enjoy more. I can see why this is considered by many to be a classic, for it's easy drinking and plenty tasty -- and the bitter bite here is not a crazy in-your-face deal that ruins your palate.
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2014 07:32:44 | More by Premo88
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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