Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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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.
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