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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,942 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,942
Reviews: 2,168
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 167
Gots: 382 | 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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BenderR

Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome tasting Beer! Smooth for an IPA. Great hop flavor. One of my top favorites, I'm very glad it's sold in Central Massachusetts. No after-taste, crisp finish, nice color, great with bar fare. Has a nice punch of Alchol %. Highly recommended to my family and friends.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 19:36:44 | More by BenderR
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Greywulfken

New York

4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: in a pint, pale amber beer with a finger of off-white head; sparse lace scatterings.

S: hops - floral citric and herbal pine, some sweet pale maltiness

T: grapefruit and resin hops crispness and caramel-edged malt sweetness

M: medium weight, smooth and bitter-crisp

O: drinks like a double - hearty and sharp at the same time - well-balanced flavors, easy drinking...

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 17:16:24 | More by Greywulfken
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mrzazz

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-26-2013 16:33:27 | More by mrzazz
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GWhite

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-26-2013 15:00:39 | More by GWhite
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Zorora

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-26-2013 14:56:33 | More by Zorora
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JoeLacy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-25-2013 05:26:55 | More by JoeLacy
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FCRICH

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-25-2013 01:41:25 | More by FCRICH
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bigdipip

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-25-2013 01:16:53 | More by bigdipip
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TLA

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-25-2013 00:34:34 | More by TLA
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

03-24-2013 23:51:46 | More by jplopez21
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

03-24-2013 23:44:09 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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slay

Delaware

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-24-2013 22:44:17 | More by slay
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RockinRob925

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

03-24-2013 22:01:18 | More by RockinRob925
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irish01980

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-24-2013 19:32:37 | More by irish01980
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz.

Pours a light, very slightly hazy honey gold, fine sudsy white head retains as a film.

Potent piney and grapefruit hops in the nose, perhaps a hint of honey and citrus as well.

Balanced body between bready caramel malts and fruity hops with a bitter bite in the aftertaste.

Medium to full body with a mild tingle of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A smooth, highly drinkable ale, good IPA character but it strikes me as also having the potential to be enjoyable to someone who otherwise doesn't care too much for hoppy beers. It's got a great flavor balance in that regard. A top tier beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 18:57:24 | More by Cylinsier
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a shaped pint glass.

Appearance
Hazy gold with 2 fingers of white head. Moderate-heavy carbonation with a lot of yeast sediment floating about.

Nose
Orange citrus, grapefruit, caramel and bread dough. Hints of clove, potpourri and cinnamon.

Taste
Candied orange, grapefruit juice and tangerine. Lighter notes of lemon and bready malts. Grapefruit zest and pine resin hit hard in the back. There does seem to be touches of cinnamon and clove somewhere in there as well.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, silky, bitter and dry.

Overall
For whatever reason the bitterness and spiciness are giving me cinnamon and clove flavors that simply are not there, but overall this remains a very classic tasting American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 18:56:14 | More by justintcoons
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-24-2013 15:17:52 | More by MinorThreat
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-24-2013 02:40:33 | More by Jamison85
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HeyJim

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

03-24-2013 01:11:47 | More by HeyJim
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TCJosh

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

03-23-2013 21:09:26 | More by TCJosh
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sluggo013

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

03-23-2013 21:08:21 | More by sluggo013
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-23-2013 03:47:28 | More by Cubatobaco
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ESeab

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-23-2013 01:17:36 | More by ESeab
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -28.6%

03-23-2013 00:38:33 | More by djaeon
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Brew42

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-22-2013 21:37:35 | More by Brew42
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,942 ratings.