Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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3.8/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass from a 12-oz bottle. Very thick, loose layer of yeast sediment on the bottom of this bottle-conditioned beer. I unavoidably got a little bit in the glass during the pour but hey, a little yeast never hurt anyone right?
A - Pours a coppery golden color with burnt orange highlights. A finger of white head forms and then fades to a thin layer on the top of the beer. Moderate amount of lacing on the glass as I drink it.
S - Piney, resinous hop aroma is most noticeable with undertones of honey sweetness. Overall, not an extremely pungent beer though.
T - Creamy, malty sweetness up front that's almost honey-like in it's smoothness. The bitterness, piney-ness and citrus peel character of the hops hits hard in the middle and lasts through to the aftertaste. This is unlike any IPA/APA I've ever had, honestly. I've never experienced something so smooth and drinkable (a by-product of the bottle-conditioning) yet still maintaining the über-hoppy presence that one hopes for in this style.
M - Medium body with a juicy, lush finish. As mentioned earlier, this beer has an incredibly smooth, creamy character to it that lends to its drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2011 04:02:23 | More by rundocrun
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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 5,456 ratings.