Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 6,178 | Reviews: 2,175 | Display Reviews Only:
4.25/5 rDev +1.4%
A: Pours a nice translucent light gold with one full finger of pure white head. The foam settles quickly, leaving a ring of bubbles along the edges of the glass. Good lacing as it drinks.
S: The nose is pine with a good malty backbone. Nothing too crazy going on here. It's a bit sweet but has tons of pine scents.
T: It starts out light and refreshing with a great balance of sweet and bitter. It's pretty one dimensional from start to finish. Just a well balanced IPA. In the finish, the sweetness fades and the hoppy bitters take hold of the palate. Solid.
M: Medium bodied beer. It's a well balanced, well carbonated beer that hits the palate, settles, and moves off nicely. Nothing too sticky or coating about it. Nice piney hops remain after the beer is gone.
O: Good beer. Like I have said many times before, it's well balanced. The hops aren't over the top, the malt doesn't make it too sweet. It's just right. This would be a good entry point into the IPA style. Well done.
04-24-2013 19:44:25 | More by trxxpaxxs
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
Uto Beer, Borough Market, London (355ml, £2.80):
Clear, golden amber colour with foamy white head stopping just under a centimetre tall and holds well.
Light with some nice floral notes and some light citrus hops coming through. There is some light malts and hint of caramel but from the most part the beer smells quite fresh and light with lemongrass right at the finish.
Pine hops and citrus with only a slight bit of bitterness that is nowhere near the amount I was expecting but makes the beer very easy to drink. There is some caramel malts, a touch of sweetness and the lemongrass that featured towards the end of the smell. There is some orange and a moderate bitter finish.
Light medium beer with a light mouthfeel and smooth, citrus infused sip and nice bitterness levels without being overdone. Carbonation is mild to medium with no evidence of alcohol showing.
Great but not quite what I had imagined it to be but not one that disappointed anyway. Very easy to drink with lighter bitterness levels than anticipated but the taste was great and the 7% abv. didn't show at all. The aroma was a little weak but nothing that spoiled the beer.
04-23-2013 10:54:55 | More by flyingpig
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,178 ratings.