Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.38/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is one helluva nice beer. We just started getting this in Chicago as far as I know. I picked this up today at thelonegunman's shop.
I'm always up to trying out an American IPA and I'm glad I popped the top on this one.
The beer pours a really solid deep golden with yeasty bits afloat. The head is like a bubble bath with great big bubbles floating two fingers thick. As I drink the beer I get great big spiderweb lacing down the glass.
The smell is a bit more on the sweet side than other West coast IPAs I've had. Many W coast IPAs are just like grapefruit juice to me. This is more floral and sweet.
Taste is very balanced between hops and malt. Nice big hops with a solid core of malt to back it up. Not over the top. Just plain good! Hop burps are tasty, too.
Mouthfeel is creamy and the beer leaves a bitter taste in the back of my throat. Good.
This is a really drinkable beer and I would definitely reach for another after the first is done.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2004 02:42:21 | More by silenius
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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