Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottled 4 June 2011. Enjoyed 1 July 2011, and reviewed from notes.
Pours a light, yellowish amber with a solid off-white head that lasts and leaves really good lacing. Streams of bubbles showing off the carbonation.
Smell is full of great hop flavors, mostly pine with a bit of citrus.
Taste is all about hops (mostly pine), with decent malt backing. But definitely hop-forward. Starts out full and slightly sweet, then comes on bitter and piney with some citrus (orange peel and grapefruit), and stays bitter through the finish. The malt flavors aren't on display, but their presence gives the beer a good platform for the hops to stand on.
Mouthfeel is great - medium-bodied, a little sticky but not too much so, smooth, well-carbonated, and a great persistent finish.
A very tasty, mostly hoppy IPA, with great pine and subtle citrus flavors. Not overpoweringly bitter, but really brings the tasty aromatics out of the hops. I have nothing bad to say about it, and I will definitely drink it again.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2011 22:31:00 | More by zeledonia
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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