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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,898 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,898
Reviews: 2,236
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 256
Gots: 804 | FT: 10
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
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Ratings: 6,898 | Reviews: 2,236
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5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a world class beer, it is absolutely the best beer ever brewed. It has the perfect balance of hops and bitterness. It is smooth and smells amazing. Color is an amber golden. Smell has definite hop presence and just a bit of citrus. Pour it a glass and let it breath for a few before tasting perfection.

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4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very sweet tasting IPA. Very strong grapefruit. Very well balanced and pleasing. This tastes like a west coast IPA. This IPA has a peach backbone, but it's a nice mix of bitter grapefruit and sweet peach.

A - pours up medium gold, hazy in a tulip glass.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a bomber from Beverage Barn in Long Island.

Racer 5 pours a clear golden color with a soapy head and good lacing. It initially smelled of grapefruit but as the beer warmed, it took on more of a pine smell. Pine is also the first thing I tasted followed by malty caramel. Then the bitterness took over. It totally dried out my mouth and tongue. A little too much for my liking. But overall this is a pretty solid IPA.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,898 ratings.