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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

6,782 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,782
Reviews: 2,224
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 233
Gots: 726 | 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
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Born 4.5 weeks ago

A little darker than I recall, but still golden

Old school west coast IPA smell.

Taste follows. Juicy. Piney. Some alcohol burn.

Prickly, but mellowed enough.

Very good IPA. Nothing more nothing less. I'll always say yes to Racer 5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

RACER 5

Poured a slightly hazy golden, copper color with a small white head. Very thin lacing. Unfiltered with quite a bit of sediment in the bottle. Hoppy aroma that tickles the nose and smells delicious. Citrusy, mostly grapefruit. A little resiny and has a slight malt sweetness to the smell as well. Smells nice, no doubt. On to taste, this is a real hop bomb IPA. A strong malt backbone fueling the 7% abv but the hops really dominate this brew. Bitter, but once the palate adjusts there is a bouquet of hoppy flavor packed into this beer. Fruity, grapefruity and some pine. A delicious IPA! but a definite hop head's brew. Light carbonation, bitter but very smooth, some resin in the aftertaste. Bottom line, I love this beer. As far as I'm concerned, It's a damn masterpiece!

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,782 ratings.