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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,603 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,603
Reviews: 2,199
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 212
Gots: 614 | FT: 8
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA is a fantastic "gateway" beer for those considering new styles of beers. If you are interested in trying craft style American brews, this one opens the doors to a new take on beers. The taste is mild hoppy, no bells and whistles, and is a solid IPA.

_alex, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

TempusRob, Jun 30, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber (dated 12/11/13) to imperial pint glass - 2 finger fluffy white head , noticeable bubbles from carb, clear medium golden color with a slight orange hue

aroma - bursting with fruit--passion fruit, grapefruit

taste - bitter hops but nice malt balance, then good amount of citrus

mouthfeel - great carbonation, medium body, a bit slick, dry finish

overall - this is really a top notch IPA, I need to pick this up more often. I bought a bomber of this while I was on a ski trip in Cali to drink

maxcoinage, Jun 30, 2013
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,603 ratings.