Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 6,065 | Reviews: 2,173 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mfavoino:
4.25/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass on 1/27/12.
Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with sporadic bubbles from the carbonation headed towards the top of the glass. Head poured about one inch in size and looked thin. Not much lacing to speak of.
Smell: Piney hops stick out with some more subtle citrus notes.
Taste: Medium hop character hits the palate initially, with piney flavor to them. After that, the beer is immediately balanced by a sweetness that has some grapefruit flavor to it and a mild hop bitterness lingers as it goes down.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium mouthfeel with average carbonation for this style. No detection of alcohol.
Overall: A very good example of the style that is what one expects from an IPA. Drinkability makes me think this could be a "gateway" beer for those that haven't had much exposure to IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2012 04:13:42 | More by mfavoino
More User Reviews:
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 6,065 ratings.