Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bigfnjoe:
4.63/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured from a bottle into a goblet.
A- pours a...light amber, dark yellow with a paper thin white head that quickly fades. Leaves some nice lacing. Looks a lot like apple juice...I like apple juice. Good opening.
S- oh wow, this is fantastic. Very fruity and citric. Smells like something you could drink at breakfast. I'm getting some citrus and grapefruit...regardless, smells really awesome.
T- not overly bitter, nor overly sweet. Has the right amount of pine bite near the back, not enough to kick you in the face, but it lets you know its there. The bitterness from the hops are lovely. Really good.
M- really light. Unlike some IPAs, which can be overbearing, this isn't heavy at all. There is carbonation there which gives you that fizziness you look for sometimes. Can't complain about the mouthfeel at all.
D- Really drinkable, if only it wasn't for that high alcohol content. You don't taste the alcohol one bit. Its like drinking some alcoholic juice thats more bitter than sweet. In other words, totally awesome...I should actually try pairing one of these with an omelette or something
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2010 00:09:47 | More by bigfnjoe
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