Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a nice, light golden amber color with a soft of white head that thinly laces the sides of the glass. The aroma could be stronger, but it is good. An apple cider sweetness that suggests a good deal of malt for an IPA mingles well with piney, citrusy hops.
The flavor is the equivalent of the smell, with some malt sweetness up front followed by a blast of west-coast IPA hoppiness that is almost offensive to the palate. This particular bottle is over 3 months old and the hops are still kicking some major ass. Piney and citrusy through the middle (with a hint of orange), with a pure, slightly alcoholic, grapefruit bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. This one borders on DIPA.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied but a little under-carbonated, which is fine in the winter, but takes away a bit from its feel/drinkability in the summer when the exploding carbonation of a well-made IPA is just so refreshing.
Overall, a very good IPA
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2010 00:24:32 | More by jdklks
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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