Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.28/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Uto Beer, Borough Market, London (355ml, £2.80):
Clear, golden amber colour with foamy white head stopping just under a centimetre tall and holds well.
Light with some nice floral notes and some light citrus hops coming through. There is some light malts and hint of caramel but from the most part the beer smells quite fresh and light with lemongrass right at the finish.
Pine hops and citrus with only a slight bit of bitterness that is nowhere near the amount I was expecting but makes the beer very easy to drink. There is some caramel malts, a touch of sweetness and the lemongrass that featured towards the end of the smell. There is some orange and a moderate bitter finish.
Light medium beer with a light mouthfeel and smooth, citrus infused sip and nice bitterness levels without being overdone. Carbonation is mild to medium with no evidence of alcohol showing.
Great but not quite what I had imagined it to be but not one that disappointed anyway. Very easy to drink with lighter bitterness levels than anticipated but the taste was great and the 7% abv. didn't show at all. The aroma was a little weak but nothing that spoiled the beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2013 10:54:55 | More by flyingpig
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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