Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by stockingcpl:
3.95/5 rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: This is a bottle conditioned brew that has a HEAVY layer of sediment. Keep this in mind when serving. Head is minimal to non-existent. Carbonation threads are not observed. Color is a nice deep honey. Clarity is high (if sediment is left in bottle). Not overly impressive.
Smell: There is a huge aroma. The hop basis behind this selection is evident even when pouring this brew. Hop-heads will love the aroma. I detected aromatic hops in addition to bittering hops. Malt detected but mild due to heavy hop presence.
Taste: Flavor curve is moderate in length. There is an initial hop and carbonation bite that tapers slowly. Hop bitterness is infused during the totality of the curve. I liked the hop presence. The design did not rely upon sheer power, there are some interesting hop flavor interactions that make this quite an interesting IPA.
Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation bite. Hop bitterness is aggressive but not cloying. Interesting overall impression. An experienced drinker will appreciate the blended hops.
Drinkability: This selection is heavy in flavor but is not heavy on the stomache. I found that after a single selection, the palate was exhausted due to the hop flavor. However, this is not unusual for an IPA. Overall this is a great brew that would match well with big flavored food.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2009 12:38:03 | More by stockingcpl
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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.