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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,012 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,012
Reviews: 2,169
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 171
Gots: 398 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In the bottle hoppy, waxy, sort of dried husky nose leady to a very light orangy colour with some haze. Half inch fairly concentrated white head with a light tornado heading. The nose becomes more succulent and builds over time.

Medium bodied with a faint fruit backbone but restrained and supports and gives way to an immediate lengthy bitterness. Some intensity and not at all extreme but good complexity especially at the end. Nice bitter finale but not at all piny. Balanced and potent.

No photo finish here. This one leads the pack.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 07:55:29 | More by Zimbo
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,012 ratings.