Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 5,583 | Reviews: 2,158 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by zhanson88:
4.4/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a light golden/copper color with orange highlights. A little over a finger of white head, which isn't too impressive but the retention is fantastic. Lacing is persistent and clings all over the glass for the duration of the beer.
Smell: I detect some biscuity malts, and after that a lot of citrus, with some floral and piney hops. Very crisp and fresh. Makes me look forward to the first taste.
Taste: Once again, boatloads of citrus (orange, pineapple, lemon) up front and in the middle of the swallow. Very crisp flavor, with a bit of floral hops and even more piney hops on the back end. Slightly bitter finish. Super refreshing and great taste.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability: A bit under medium bodied with good carbonation combines for a smooth mouthfeel. Overall, one hell of an IPA. Every time I have this I'm impressed. This beer possesses all of the qualities that I'm looking for from this style.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2010 03:31:33 | More by zhanson88
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3.88/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance is a clear yellowish copper color. This offering is slightly effervescent with a finger of fluffy head that seemed to linger forever and left rings of lace behind reminiscent of a nitro-tapped beer. The malt profile seems solid, if not remarkable and the hoppiness is good for a single IPA.
This offering does suffer from an odd trace of booziness which makes it less drinkable than some higher ABV DIPAs that I’ve sampled in the past.
Serving type: on-tap
04-19-2014 04:49:30 | More by 57md
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,583 ratings.