Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.23/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear deep golden orange color with a solid one inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving significant lacing.
Citrus, resin, and pine dominate the initial aroma, with grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, and mango taking center stage. There's a bit of dankness, leading to a bit of sweet caramel malt.
Flavor is also heavily citrus hopped, with vibrant grapefruit and lemon at the forefront, followed by a melange of pine, bitter resin, and a fairly peppery finish. The aftertaste is minty and herbal. Notes of tropical fruits add complexity. Caramel malt is fairly subdued, but surfaces more as it warms.
Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation, a touch of alcohol warmth, and a moderate amount of hop astringency.
Overall, an excellent, complex ipa. It really hits on all the right hop notes. Definitely not for the faint of hop!
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2012 04:08:20 | More by barczar
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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