Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 6,065 | Reviews: 2,173 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rsdaugherty:
4.43/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle into pint glass
A – Slightly yellow 1+ finger head leaves nice lacing on the glass while receding to a thin layer, hazy orange/light amber 4
S – Dank grapefruit hops with pine & florals also, minimal biscuit/malt/caramel undertones 4
T – Hops are bountiful and lead here, slightly sweet bready middle with an orange zest/hop resin finish, nice balance for a hop-head like me and a taste I will seek out again for certain 4.5
M – Wonderfully smooth IPA, light to medium body with a whole milk viscosity, very good carbonation throughout the glass really added to the enjoyment of this beer 5
O – A contender and now on my best of IPA list, alcohol not even on the radar, very drinkable and (short) sessionable, looking forward to my next glass and more BR beers 4.5
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2011 04:58:08 | More by rsdaugherty
More User Reviews:
4.54/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a hazy golden with a dense white head. Great head stand.
S:Floral hop aroma with grapefruit, apricot, some mild pine and citrus. The malt filters through the hop aroma with a pilsner and wheat like aroma.
T: Nice hop flavor with apricot, pine and some lemon zest. A malt peeks through with a light caramel, orange and sweet bread character. There is a tinge of alcohol but not overpowering. The floral hop fills the nose as you drink, then a flash of malt sweetness followed by a delayed bitterness that is very much balanced to the hop aroma. Not a powerful bitterness but smooth. The finish is dry with a lingering citrusy bitterness.
M: Medium body, a little slick on the palate with a moderate carbonation. The 7.5% abv gives a pleasant warming late in the finish.
O: A very well done IPA. Smooth balanced bitterness and hop aroma. Surprisingly less bitterness in the finish for an IPA. Nice clean malt profile. A complex and highly drinkable beer. It's an IPA in the beginning but more like an APA in the finish. Love this beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 23:48:10 | More by slusk
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,065 ratings.