Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.3/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Pint Glass
A - Poured a slightly hazy golden color with some yeast sediment and a thin off-white head. Standard for a bottle conditioned IPA.
S - Some great, great, sweetness and fruitiness. The classic "Bear Republic spicy flare" is in there, and works incredibly well with the overall citric mango, pineapple, and grapefruit in the beer.
T - Rather than being a "classic west coast IPA" that finishes dry and bitter, this starts out bitter and just builds to a fruity- and sweet flavor. The hops works so well with the malt that it ends up being very difficult to pull individual flavors out.
M - Nothing special, the carbonation helps the yummy nectar go down.
Notes - There are some who would choose to knock this beer for lack of complexity, but the truth is that this beer really is one of the great in the single-ipa department for how well everything is blanced and melds together. That may contribute to a lack of depth, but honestly, how complex do you want thing thing to be? A great example of a bottle conditioned IPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2011 20:39:31 | More by scotvega18
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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