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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
93
outstanding

6,178 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,178
Reviews: 2,175
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 184
Gots: 463 | 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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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-25-2013 16:35:31 | More by MrBuckHigh
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Tim

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-25-2013 01:05:31 | More by Tim
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

04-24-2013 20:39:54 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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trxxpaxxs

New York

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
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LSx

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-24-2013 19:40:55 | More by LSx
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timiskin

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-23-2013 19:45:14 | More by timiskin
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-23-2013 18:58:28 | More by thampel09
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flyingpig

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
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jayjennings

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-22-2013 17:09:24 | More by jayjennings
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AndrewSmith

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-22-2013 06:07:20 | More by AndrewSmith
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-22-2013 02:34:12 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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bmurray10

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-22-2013 01:36:09 | More by bmurray10
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John_Schlaffer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-21-2013 22:06:35 | More by John_Schlaffer
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jmwildwest

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-21-2013 21:54:02 | More by jmwildwest
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adamwn

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

04-21-2013 21:03:28 | More by adamwn
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coachob3

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-21-2013 18:31:21 | More by coachob3
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-21-2013 16:13:56 | More by SMITHAND
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Bluecane

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

04-21-2013 06:22:21 | More by Bluecane
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ambalam

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-21-2013 04:53:14 | More by ambalam
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Amerikon

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-21-2013 03:52:11 | More by Amerikon
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mikeradebaugh

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-21-2013 00:56:48 | More by mikeradebaugh
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Wamba

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Barbie

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

04-20-2013 23:24:18 | More by Barbie
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klythjohan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-20-2013 22:08:49 | More by klythjohan
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Asics

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

04-20-2013 18:04:44 | More by Asics
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,178 ratings.