Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.18/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation - 22 oz. bomber with racing flag background and golden bear. Nice logo. Hales itself as "an aggressive styled India Pale Ale." Grammar police would tell them that it is aggressively, as it is being used as an adverb.
Appearance: poars a thick white, slightly tan tight head. Slightly tanslucent, orange/amber hue. Nice, nothing special I guess.
Mouthfeel: fairly light carbonation feel. light/medium body with a kind of interesting, silky? mouthfeel. Different from other stuff I have been drinking lately. Exceptional.
Taste: Definitely strong hop profile. I am finding it a bit hard to discern some of the other flavors. Starts out a bit sweet, then the hops kick in with very good flavor. Definitely some bitterness, but suprisingly in control given the overall hop character of this beer. Bitterness hangs on, very good in my opinion. Slight warming sensation down the throat from the alcohol. Felt like there was a little bit of fruit in there, want to say orange, but not really sure.
In conclusion, I don't quite have the expertise to say why this beer was particularly good, but stands out a bit from some of the other IPA's I have had. More balanced than many, has the taste I expect from a California IPA, but not quite as good, IMHO, as DFH 60-minute and some other premiere IPA's. Nonetheless, very drinkable, but then again, American IPA is my favorite style.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2004 05:08:43 | More by dmbfrat420beers
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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