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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,937 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,937
Reviews: 2,168
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 167
Gots: 378 | 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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Reviews by rringler:
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rringler

California

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark/golden straw, with some particulates in suspension. About a finger of head that sticks around/laces nicely.

Smell: Starts malty (though not as strong as some IPAs) but then hints floral hops. Malt is not as roasted/buttery/carmely as others.

Taste: A bit more malty than some IPAs. Taste is good, if a bit sweet. Finishes with hops, but this beer does not emphasize hops like some others.

Mouth: Medium/Medium- oily, though with a bit more/better carbonation than some other IPAs. Pretty close to what I think is ideal for an IPA.

Overall: A nice IPA, skewed by living on the west coast. This is a nice, more balance IPA that probably appeals to a larger audience (though I admit the hops in any IPA are going to turn some people off.) That said, those of us on the west coast like to turn the hops up to 11, and in that regard this beer may seem as lacking. I'm sure it's a matter of preference, but I think I may have developed a Pavlovian response to my hops.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 05:16:56 | More by rringler
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,937 ratings.