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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,933 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,933
Reviews: 2,168
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 166
Gots: 375 | FT: 7
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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Raven3464

Japan

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.
94 out of 100 based on 5,933 ratings.