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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,477 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,477
Reviews: 2,192
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 208
Gots: 565 | FT: 9
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(best by 05/23/2015?? - poured into a tulip pint)

L: ragged mess of bubbly suds atop a mildly-hazy, yellow-amber liquid

S: corn flakes with strawberries... orange-flavored lip stick... subtle hint of fresh pale malt between the lines... mild undercurrent of lemon and a flower patch at the bottom

T: spicy, hoppy hops with lemon zest, a peck of freshly-chopped garlic, followed by a softly-screaming rush of cleansing, medicinal alcohol in the finish... speaking of which, the finish leaves a nice, clean-swept dryness... maybe a hint of sweetness around the edges, but the soft sizzle of grassy, woody bitterness keeps its transmission scrambled... the pale malt, with just a hint of light crystal, does eventually built a nest in the mid-front of the palate, with a perfumy booze washing each sip away

F: clean, with a bit of lean muscle on the body... approaching medium-bodied... like a fistful of hops packed into the glass - medium-volume astringency from the tannins

O: I could see this going well with spicy, peanut-y Thai food - nice match of flavors... very much a quintessential, typical N Cali IPA... too easy to drink

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,477 ratings.