Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.13/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: The beer pours a beautiful orange body with a two finger foamy head. The clarity is amazing.
Smell: Floral hops, sweet malts, and something that resembles pineapple is noticed right away. A citrus aroma is more noticeable as the beer warms.
Taste: Sweet malts and bitter hops are balanced well but it does lack the complexity found in other IPAs. The hops are too subdued for an American IPA. The alcohol is hidden well.
Mouth feel: It feels soft and creamy with a slightly dry finish. The carbonation is more subdued than would be expected from the appearance.
Overall: A well balanced brew. Unfortunately, the smell is more complex than the taste. This beer is perfect if you want an IPA but not an all out hop bomb. Normally, an American style IPA should have a stronger hop bite. Otherwise, there are no complaints.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2012 14:32:59 | More by Raven3464
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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