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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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6,508 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,508
Reviews: 2,194
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 208
Gots: 571 | 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:
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  rDev -4.5%

Chief99, Tuesday at 09:23 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Fcip78, Tuesday at 08:14 PM
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3.48/5  rDev -16.9%

LoganMc, Tuesday at 05:01 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Great brew smooth IPA. Really liked the aroma and it's great drinkability.

BeerAfterRide, Tuesday at 04:57 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

jamis, Tuesday at 04:55 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

NathanielCush, Tuesday at 04:32 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Mangbus, Tuesday at 03:19 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

wiescins, Monday at 05:08 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

vancean2, Monday at 02:38 PM
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4.64/5  rDev +10.7%

Ariel_Rose, Monday at 09:56 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Appearance: Slightly hazy light-amber color with a generous-sized white head that slowly faded. This is a good looking IPA.

Smell: Piney and citrus hop aromas dominate the nose. I also pick up some mild bready aromas.

Taste:The pine and citrus aromas carry over to the taste. The pine notes are slightly more upfront than the citrus notes. There is a mild sweetness in the finish. This beer is not as bitter as some IPAs in the finish.

Mouth-feel: on the light side of medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation.

Overall: Good IPA that I wish had a little bit more crispness in the finish.

IKR, Monday at 01:41 AM
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3.7/5  rDev -11.7%

R11415, Sunday at 10:59 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

SteveB3014, Sunday at 08:48 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

RMoeNay, Sunday at 01:46 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

guezarka, Sunday at 03:34 AM
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

QBNMEXMIX, Sunday at 03:22 AM
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4.88/5  rDev +16.5%

dik, Sunday at 02:03 AM
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4.16/5  rDev -0.7%

EricRobinson85, Sunday at 01:36 AM
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3.85/5  rDev -8.1%

T_Hass, Sunday at 01:35 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Had this fine IPA in San Diego's Yard House brew pub. Not distributed in my area. One of my top 10's. Excellent!

tarrbaby, Saturday at 01:29 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

x0darap, Oct 25, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

Jamato14, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

hambone, Oct 24, 2014
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 6,508 ratings.