Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by imperialstout27:
4.1/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bomber into a pub glass.
A: Nice golden orange with off-white 1 finger head. Hazy with a little bit of very tiny fuzz floating around. Head dissipates in a couple minutes and leaves a decent collar that remains throughout. Medium lacing.
S: Lemony citrus. Also some tangerine. Sweet maltiness lightly appearing under the hops.
T: Hell ya! Very juicy hop flavors with a good malt structure that's not overly malty. The hops are very forward but nicely balanced for the style. The sweetness knows just how to be the canvas without usurping the stage from the very prominent hops. The hop profile of this IPA really works for my palate; it's not super bitter, but it is super flavorful with a nice spicy, resinous characteristic. Alcohol asserts itself as it warms. There's also an enjoyable graininess in the aftertaste, along with the predictable bitterness.
M: Very nice feel that's medium to full for the style. Unlike some IPAs, there's actually some grain in this recipe. Smooth on the palate with an adequate carbonation level.
D: Quite high, although it can get a little sweet and boozy as it warms. But at optimal temperature, I can easily drink the bomber and more.
Overall, a very good IPA that has a good malt backbone without being overly sweet. Delicious hop profile.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2010 00:00:53 | More by imperialstout27
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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