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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

6,053 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,053
Reviews: 2,173
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 175
Gots: 411 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 355 ml bottle (with a code of some kind...I couldn't tell what it meant) into a globe glass.

A-This is a decent looking brew with a nice copper, orange golden color. There are some minor bubbles visible, but not much in the way of head; a thin white, slightly shiny head devolves quickly. A touch of lace is left behind.

S-The smell is a balanced mixture of buttery, toasted malts and fruity, lightly dank hops. The hops are sweet and orange flavored, but a little underwhelming. A slight hoppy oiliness comes out as the beer warms up to room temperature.

T-The taste, like the smell, is uh (read: uninspiring), balanced and there is more malt here than I would've expected. The hops are citrusy rather than pine-oily-dank, but there is a mild, peppery, spice in the finish. The flavors are a touch coarse.

M-The feel is creamy for the style with mild, fine carbonation and a medium body.

O-This brew hits the meh button for me. It wasn't unpleasant, but I expect an IPA with 7% ABV to provide a little more flavor firepower than this. Perhaps my bottle was old, but I felt like the hops had faded, almost into oblivion, and the result was a so-so brew that did not measure up to other examples of the style.

Serving type: bottle

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,053 ratings.