Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.08/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
The pour into my Sam Smith glass raises a creamy, very light tan head that never reaches one finger in height. It is hesitant to fall into the semi-translucent copper body below. The bubbles rising with fervor help to keep it visually stimulating. The lacing sticks around for the whole show, too.
The nose is full of a hoppy combination of pine and citrus, with a strong malty, bready, caramelly backbone. It's quite nice, and not at all overpowering.
This is a finely balanced IPA! It's sweet at first, with a nice oily citrus-pine tang, and then the real power of the malt takes over with caramel, before ending hoppy and just slightly bitter. Pretty nice.
The mouth is medium thick, with excellent carbonation, just enough to keep things lively. This is an easy drinking, stimulating IPA that I could see myself trying every once and a while, despite the fact that I often don't like the style.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2007 00:07:22 | More by mjc410
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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