Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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3.83/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A fresh hop aroma with citrus notes emanates from the half liter glass mug as the white, one-finger head subsides to a skim, with lacing stuck to the sides.
The brew is a burnt orange color, clouded by a hazy suspension of micro particulate.
Drawing a good mouthful reveals more citrus up front, with not as much hop bitterness as the aroma suggested. Some Pale Ales have as much hop presence, but this offering has enough alcohol content to make the IPA grade. Brisk carbonation pulls the alcohol esters to the nose, allowing the lightly malted grain flavor to peek through.
Not a top-of-the-line IPA, nor as good as the in-house draft, but worth the price of admission.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2011 00:49:19 | More by tubacharlie
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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