Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by nrs207:
4/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap and served in a pint glass.
A - It was a golden yellow color. Lighter than many other IPAs I've had. Pretty good looking overall.
S - Bitter hops. From the smell, I was thinking this is going to be pretty hop forward with bitterness and pine.
T - Just like the smell. It's got a pretty high level of bitterness, but that is how I like my IPAs. Not overwhelming at all, and I've certainly had much more bitter. It just has a light malt backbone. Pretty tasty overall, but nothing too memorable.
M - Pretty carbonated. Between the carbonation and the bitterness, this beer really wakes up the palate. It's not necessarily too high, however. It's a good mouthfeel, just not excellent.
O - I feel like this is a standard west coast IPA. Nothing memorable about the flavors, but they are well done. It's an above average brew, but it does nothing for me to seek it out again and again over some of the more memorable IPAs I've had. Definitely give it a try, you may think differently. There certainly is nothing wrong with this beer, and if you enjoy west coast IPAs, you'll most likely enjoy this too.
Serving type: on-tap
02-25-2012 06:31:11 | More by nrs207
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3.91/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.
A: Translucent orange body with an off white head decent retention and a fair amount of lacing
S: Pineapple, grapefruit and malt
T: Piney and grapefruit.
M: Pretty decent some booze as this warmed up.
O: Pretty damn good for the price. Its nice to see a bomber at a reasonable price.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 01:51:34 | More by watermelon
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,454 ratings.