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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,020 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,020
Reviews: 2,170
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 172
Gots: 401 | FT: 7
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)
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mjc410

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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.
94 out of 100 based on 6,020 ratings.