Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by nc41:
4.38/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This brew just affirms the goodness of everything Bear Republic makes at a terrific price. This was my second bomber and if you like IPA's there is no way not to like this brew. Pours nice, looks great, holds a nice head, nice lacing, about what you expect from a quality IPA. The taste is really where it's at and this one is a smack of hops on the tongue, but also feels light and refreshing in the mouth. I wouldn't call this one fruity, but it's definitely not sticky and overly piny tasting either. A really solid IPA that is dangerously drinkable, and the 7% ABV is perfect for the style. I wish I could get it in 12 oz bottles instead of bombers, but I'd very easily buy this one again, and it would be case worthy if I could get it.
Edit: I can and I did. Just an outstanding IPA in a world being driven by DIPA's. Modus, Racer 5, = the best everyday IPA's out there. Sculpin is great but it's seasonal.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2009 12:07:32 | More by nc41
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3.88/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance is a clear yellowish copper color. This offering is slightly effervescent with a finger of fluffy head that seemed to linger forever and left rings of lace behind reminiscent of a nitro-tapped beer. The malt profile seems solid, if not remarkable and the hoppiness is good for a single IPA.
This offering does suffer from an odd trace of booziness which makes it less drinkable than some higher ABV DIPAs that I’ve sampled in the past.
Serving type: on-tap
04-19-2014 04:49:30 | More by 57md
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,583 ratings.