Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.43/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A great IPA I've had many times and keep going back to. A friend bought a bomber for me as a gift and when I went to drink it, just realized I have never formally reviewed it. I pour into a snifter.
Yields a white head of about an inch in height. Cloudy, murky and light orange in color. A nice layer of retention remains and there is thick lacing.
Strong grapefruit, citrus and pine aroma fills the room.
Taste is bitter and hoppy. Puckering hop juice, and a strong one for a single IPA. Strongest on the grapefruit with a lingering pine taste.
Smooth and very drinkable. Medium body, nice level of carbonation.
This is a hop forward, west coast style IPA that many use as a benchmark for west coast IPAs. Excellent!
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2011 02:28:01 | More by ibbjamin
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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