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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,003 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,003
Reviews: 2,169
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 170
Gots: 396 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed with American pale and crystal malts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. There's a trophy in every glass.

2009 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – GOLD
2009 Colorado State Fair – Best of Show
2006 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
2005 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
1999 Great American Beer Festival® India Pale Ale - GOLD

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-27-2002)
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studentofbeer

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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.
94 out of 100 based on 6,003 ratings.