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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

6,769 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,769
Reviews: 2,222
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 232
Gots: 718 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-27-2002

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: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of CraigS119
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Total Wine, Tampa.

A: Looks like cloudy yellow sunburst!

A: Smells of hops. Centennial hops, if I'm not mistaken and perhaps Simcoe with the tropical fruit.

F: Tastes of tangy tangerine zest upfront that goes to pineapple syrup and finishes with a bitter piney-ness. Layered with some hints of papaya and passionfruit.

M: Really smooth, probably slightly lower carbonation than most IPAs, but within the realm.

O: I give it an A. It's a bright, easy-drinking, über sweet IPA. My only qualms are that the syrupy sweetness is a little too lingering, as I prefer a cleaner, dryer, style.

Photo of icemanls4
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KingJahfrey
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mamaraza
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not sure why I hadn't picked up one of these before. Its like a party you go to and only know one person there. Then that one person leaves so you don't really know anyone but you're too drunk to leave yourself so you end up sitting in a corner just waiting to sober up. Good stuff.

Photo of Drifter1
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rlensman
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorEvil
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A fantastic IPA...and potent... Hoppier than most, but great taste profile reminiscent of Red Hook ESB I grew up with in the late 80's...

Photo of badboytriple5
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bobbydigi
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of b22
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked it, but was disappointed for the price.

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark_Stanford
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PCBrewski
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivan84
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bcrossan
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Superbohl4
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rick_Ryan
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wando52
4.69/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding, very smooth IPA not overly bitter.

Photo of nuggetlover
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kdub2k
3.76/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer, easy drinking. a go to IPA for sure

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,769 ratings.