Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by vkv822:
3.8/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz. bottle into tulip pint.
The appearance is a clear golden hued yellow body with a thick foamy white head that leaves beautiful lacing.
The hop varieties used give forth predominately citric, floral and pine notes with a very light malt backing.
The flavor is also of citric and floral hops, though there are some slight herbal hop notes as well. The malts I can detect seem to be lending mostly caramel notes with some biscuit notes as well. The hops and malts are very closely balanced, though the hops do come through in the finish to give a bitter, slightly dry finish.
The mouthfeel is decent medium body with good carbonation.
This is a very drinkable and pleasant beer, though I do wish there was a slight stronger emphasize on the hops, as I could easily mistake this for an American Pale Ale.
Serving type: bottle
08-12-2010 02:26:36 | More by vkv822
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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