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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

6,898 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

tonight I am comparing this beer vs. Lagunitas Hop Stoopid vs. Great Divide Hercules in my search for the perfect IPA.

poured from a bottle into a lager glass, it's honey colored with a nice head. Very un-hopped aroma compared to the other two beers, but the flavor is very balanced: it has a subtle hop flavor with just the right amount of malt. Very easy to drink, in fact, you need to be careful not to drink too quickly because this is not a low alcohol beverage.

of the 3 beers I'm tasting tonght, this is the most balanced, but least IPA-like: the hop flavor is so subtle.

I'll keep searching for the perfect IPA, but I will definitely be drinking Racer 5 again!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Bear Republic Racer 5 was a flat out excellent IPA. It poured a great golden color with a nice white head and plenty of citrusy hops in the aroma. It was a perfectly balanced IPA with plenty of citrus hops and a slight hint of pine bitterness to keep it interesting. It has to be one of the top IPAs for me. There is not much else to say about the Racer 5 other than it is Fantastic.

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