Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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3.53/5 rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
poured from a 22 oz into a pint glass. 1 finger head with fast retention but a whole lot of bubbles left behind. Spider lacing is ridiculous in this IPA. Smells of earthyness and small hints of passion fruits such as grapefruit and mango. Taste was very mild. I was expecting something intense but instead i was greeted with a smooth and mellow spicey grapefruit taste followed by a bitter finish which added a little character to the beer.
Overall i was expecting a bit more flavour but it was an okay IPA. I will let it warm up a bit and then maybe i'll get a bit more out of this.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2012 06:30:23 | More by intensify
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4.54/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a hazy golden with a dense white head. Great head stand.
S:Floral hop aroma with grapefruit, apricot, some mild pine and citrus. The malt filters through the hop aroma with a pilsner and wheat like aroma.
T: Nice hop flavor with apricot, pine and some lemon zest. A malt peeks through with a light caramel, orange and sweet bread character. There is a tinge of alcohol but not overpowering. The floral hop fills the nose as you drink, then a flash of malt sweetness followed by a delayed bitterness that is very much balanced to the hop aroma. Not a powerful bitterness but smooth. The finish is dry with a lingering citrusy bitterness.
M: Medium body, a little slick on the palate with a moderate carbonation. The 7.5% abv gives a pleasant warming late in the finish.
O: A very well done IPA. Smooth balanced bitterness and hop aroma. Surprisingly less bitterness in the finish for an IPA. Nice clean malt profile. A complex and highly drinkable beer. It's an IPA in the beginning but more like an APA in the finish. Love this beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 23:48:10 | More by slusk
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,063 ratings.