Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 5,432 | Reviews: 2,152 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Soonami:
4.6/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I decided to review Racer 5 again because it was served in a different format than before, on cask, which contributed to a unique experience of the beer.
Bear Republic makes some great beers and racer 5 is definitely one of them. The IPA was served at cellar temperature from a hand-pumped beer engine. This service resulted in ale with warmer temperature and lower amount of carbonation, which really allowed the taste of the resinous hops and biscuity malt to come through. Moreover, lower carbonation improve the mouthfeel, making it silkier and easier to drink without feeling as full. The warmer temperature did also make the beer seem to taste sweeter, but the lingering bitterness kept it from being cloying.
Racer 5 on cask was delicious with abundant pineapple, peach and mango flavors, with assertive bitterness and a sweet cracker-like malt background.
Serving type: cask
08-07-2010 20:42:12 | More by Soonami
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4.23/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured 12oz bottle into New Belgium globe
A-It pours a crystal clear light copper gold with a filmy foamy head that leaves great lacing behind.
S-The nose has an incredibly floral & herbal hop bouquet: minty, grapes, etc.
M-Mouthfeel is well balanced and has great carbonation
O-No surprise this is their flagship beer, this is a great IPA for a good price.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 13:36:33 | More by reebtaerG
3.75/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
from a 22 oz'er. rich orange color. getting a lot of caramel, toffee, peach on the nose.. expected more hops in the taste but this might not be fresh. gonna have to come back to it. overall the malt body is nice though, just seems like the hops died down a bit somewhere
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 04:21:47 | More by dank203
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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