Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 6,063 | Reviews: 2,173 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by whatthehull:
3.98/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a New Belgium snifter
A - Beautiful! Golden sunset with tiny yeast flakes floating. Some head and decent lacing
S - Hay, citrus zest, candy sugar, a flower I can't pin point and a bit of pine
T - Awesome. Not to big or to small. Lots of hops, nice amount of malt. It explodes with citrus, sugar and pine and never quits
M - A bit to fluffy and carbonated for my taste but still good
D - Middle of the road. Easy and not so easy. Depends on palate and mood
Final thought - I used to think this beer was just okay. Now, I am starting to think it is pretty neat
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2011 08:04:46 | More by whatthehull
More User Reviews:
4.54/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a hazy golden with a dense white head. Great head stand.
S:Floral hop aroma with grapefruit, apricot, some mild pine and citrus. The malt filters through the hop aroma with a pilsner and wheat like aroma.
T: Nice hop flavor with apricot, pine and some lemon zest. A malt peeks through with a light caramel, orange and sweet bread character. There is a tinge of alcohol but not overpowering. The floral hop fills the nose as you drink, then a flash of malt sweetness followed by a delayed bitterness that is very much balanced to the hop aroma. Not a powerful bitterness but smooth. The finish is dry with a lingering citrusy bitterness.
M: Medium body, a little slick on the palate with a moderate carbonation. The 7.5% abv gives a pleasant warming late in the finish.
O: A very well done IPA. Smooth balanced bitterness and hop aroma. Surprisingly less bitterness in the finish for an IPA. Nice clean malt profile. A complex and highly drinkable beer. It's an IPA in the beginning but more like an APA in the finish. Love this beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 23:48:10 | More by slusk
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,063 ratings.