Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.63/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Found this bad boy at my local wine store. I hadn't heard too much about it and decided to give it a try...
Poured from a bomber into a tulip. A hazy golden-brown amber with minimal head retention but decent lace. Carbonation is excellent.
Smell is very nice and quite strong. The hops are overwhelming and of the Western grapefruit/cascade variety...there are definitely a few types of different hops working together here. Some peach, mango, and of course grapefruit, along with a subtle buttery biscuit as well. Overall a very fresh and woodsy quality that's hard to describe and present in all of my favorite pale ales from Cali. Very nice.
The taste is a virtual explosion of hops that starts with a fruity pine and ends with a bitter grapefruit bite, along with a creamy, buttery aftertaste that was present in the nose. It's very complex and very well rounded, a noteworthy combination...giving a bold quality that is ideal for this style of IPA. Mouthfeel is perfect: Full and bubbly and easy all the way down. Drinkability is great too, although this brew is definitely more of a sipper because the taste is so rich. I would definitely drink this one again.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2007 04:16:23 | More by uberabr
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