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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,940 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,940
Reviews: 2,168
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 167
Gots: 379 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed with American pale and crystal malts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. There's a trophy in every glass.

2009 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – GOLD
2009 Colorado State Fair – Best of Show
2006 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
2005 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
1999 Great American Beer Festival® India Pale Ale - GOLD

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-27-2002)
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znichols

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3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Blazing bright gold color with sticky white head which dissipates into the beer fairly quick. Lotsa bubbles. Moderate lacing. Decent lookin' IPA.

S- I smell cascade hops. subtle grapefruit and lemon with hints of soft pine. a little bit of herbalness, caramel malt, and booze round out the aroma. Pretty nice nose here.

T- Great grapefruit flavor. Not as much pine as expected. Some soft grassy notes with a lingering maltyness that never really matches the hops. Minimal boozyness. This is a quintessential American IPA, very clean with plenty of citrus flavors and a tolerable but firm bitterness.

M- The mouthfeel is very nice and slick with a somewhat oily quality. Moderate carbonation.

O- This enters my book of exemplary American IPA's. Sticks to the book with fairly large grapefruit and lemon flavor and aroma. The subtle grassyness and malt lingers on the back end. Very enjoyable but nothing that'll blow you away.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 02:11:55 | More by znichols
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,940 ratings.