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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,928 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,928
Reviews: 2,168
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 166
Gots: 375 | 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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BigMilkDan

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-18-2011 20:57:50 | More by BigMilkDan
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azdback

Arizona

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my favorite Surly pint glass. A bright orange that is clear and not cloudy at all. Medium carbonation bubbles. The head is not very large, maybe a finger, and bright white in color. Lace is starting out a bit sticky, and retains it's stickiness all the way to the end.

Smell is of citrus hops and sweet. It kind of smells like an orange.

The taste is at first a bitter and sweet hop punch. I think maybe a lemon with sugar flecks. There isn't much malt character, but that is what I expect from a west coast IPA. There is just a bit of bready tastes, way late.

Mouth is great for the style. A bit spritzy in the carbonation, but full bodied and there to the end.

I have mentioned in other reviews that I think my pallet is changing over the years. This beer is a perfect example of my theory. Racer 5 has been readily available to me for years and I have enjoyed it for as long, but as I sit here to write down what I am experiencing I realize it is kind of a one trick pony. Which at on time I really enjoyed, and still do, but not quite as much as I once did. I think that it is only fair to give it a score based on it's entire life with me not just tonight. Highly recommended!!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 06:19:39 | More by azdback
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CreightonSM

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-19-2013 02:23:00 | More by CreightonSM
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California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Japan

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,928 ratings.