Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.18/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
great smelling beer--hops full of pine and acidic citrus like grapefruit, orange and lemon combined with sweet marmalade. also some vanilla.
look is eh--honey orange, a bit cloudy with a white head that sticks around pretty well. lots of big bubbles, but also good lacing.
oh man, full of citric hop flavor. Unlike some beers where the malt strike first and then the hops hit, this one seems to start with immense lemon and orange hop resin flavor and then moves into a sweet orangey marmalade malt flavor, finishing with a dry bitter peel and then dropping off. rich and well integrated, with that nice resinous coating feeling in the mouth.
feels like it could be a bit more carbonated, and the finish drops away a bit too fast to be perfectly brilliant. But those two qualities make this beer quite drinkable despite its bitterness and strength. Overall an excellent IPA.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2005 22:12:03 | More by studentofbeer
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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