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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,586 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5586
Reviews: 2158
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%


Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed with American pale and crystal malts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. There's a trophy in every glass.

2009 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – GOLD
2009 Colorado State Fair – Best of Show
2006 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
2005 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
1999 Great American Beer Festival® India Pale Ale - GOLD

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-27-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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marksto

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3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle at Jungle Jim's in Cincinnati. Never had any Bear Republic beers before; they enjoy a good reputation.

Pours orange with a slight haze, medium head with dense bubbles and good retention. Aroma is mostly hops with a little malt in the background, citrus notes dominate. Flavor displays a nice balance between hop flavor (citrus and a little mint) and bitterness, with a fairly solid malt backbone,

Overall, a very respectable American IPA - nothing I'd go out of my way for but worth sampling if you have the chance.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2008 01:58:09 | More by marksto
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,586 ratings.