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
93
outstanding

6,700 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,700
Reviews: 2,210
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 223
Gots: 661 | 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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3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bear Republic 'Racer 5 IPA' @ 7.0% , served from a 650 ml bttle purchased for $7

A-pour is a pale clear gold from bottle to glass with a small off white head leaving
a streaky lace along the stein

S-big pine smell on the opening & first pour

T-big bitter taste dominates from start to finish

MF-low/mild carbonation , full bodied , for such a bitter tasting IPA
it doesn't linger on the palate

Ov-ok beer , not the greatest IPA butt ok , Iwill sample again

prost LampertLand

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just got this from my neighborhood growler shop. It goes down smooth and just hoppy like I enjoy. Used to drink Balantine Ale back in the day. Reminds me if this! Glad my carryout just tapped it finding out on facebook. Now to find some good and hot chicken wings to go with it.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Read about R5 on a recent 'top xxx" thread. Went to my local bottle shop today, not necessarily looking for it, but was thrilled to find it nonetheless! Now one of my top 5's. Actually reninded me a bit of ZD(easy, ZD heads). Going back today to grab a another 6 or two...

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,700 ratings.