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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,598 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5598
Reviews: 2158
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by bobhits:
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bobhits

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a light orange yellow color. A huge fluffy head with ok lacing, very white and very American IPA at its heart.

My nose it a touch congested but I think I'm able to smell well enough to judge this. There isn't a huge hop aroma, but it certainly is there. Grape fruit, lemon, zesty, yet a sweetness from the malt.

The taste is very hop forward. A huge hop presence biting the tongue giving off grape fruit notes all over the place. The finish has a distinct almost buttery caramel malt flavor which I really like.

A good bite, crisp hop finish and a lingering malt flavor at the end. This is darn drinkable an darn enjoyable to drink.

A true shame I can't get this locally and only have this one bottle. Reminds me a good bit of stone IPA but the malt has more a role in this one and well I can't say one is better or not but I'd love to make a choice between them from time to time.

This is an IPA at its best. There are many that could be describe this way but I think this one does a few things exceptionally. First, the carbonation is just wonderful. Second, while having a wonderful hop forward attack the malt shines wonderfully in the back. Finally, the mouth feel here is beyond exceptional. Cannot recommend this beer more and the price as I recall was extremely reasonable.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 01:31:56 | More by bobhits
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,598 ratings.