Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.85/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint glass.
A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with over one finger of lofty and persistent off-white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass, and suspended hop solids are distributed throughout the column.
S: Hoppy pine and herbaceous spice find balance with caramel and juicy orange citrus. Intensity is consistent throughout, perhaps even increasing as it warms in the glass.
T: Begins dry, with refined pale malt and aromatic hops--consisting of grapefruit and herbaceous flowering plants--in balance, unfettered by only very strained acidity. Mild astringency decorates the toasty middle, lending an impression of volatile fusel alcohols on the palate. Moderate bitterness emerges in the finish, lingering alongside the honest herbaceous grapefruit aromatics found in the beginning.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, simultaneously wet and creamy on the palate developing into a sublime smoothness, with moderate carbonation that keeps the texture from becoming heavy or lifeless.
D: Certainly deserving of top-tier status amongst West Coast IPAs, Racer 5 may be one of the worthiest and most appropriate benchmarks by which to measure others of the style. Not only are flavors bright and clean in a way that is not at all self-conscious, they are nicely balanced. It bears similarities to Port Wipeout IPA and Ballast Point Big Eye IPA (especially to the former).
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2011 21:10:52 | More by beagle75
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3.91/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.
A: Translucent orange body with an off white head decent retention and a fair amount of lacing
S: Pineapple, grapefruit and malt
T: Piney and grapefruit.
M: Pretty decent some booze as this warmed up.
O: Pretty damn good for the price. Its nice to see a bomber at a reasonable price.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 01:51:34 | More by watermelon
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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