1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,943 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,943
Reviews: 2,168
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 167
Gots: 382 | FT: 7
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Racer 5 India Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,943 | Reviews: 2,168 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of nwatson
nwatson

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-29-2013 00:35:08 | More by nwatson
Photo of MykelJH
MykelJH

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-28-2013 11:30:57 | More by MykelJH
Photo of Doc_Hops
Doc_Hops

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-28-2013 04:45:49 | More by Doc_Hops
Photo of SalTnutZ1
SalTnutZ1

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

03-28-2013 02:11:31 | More by SalTnutZ1
Photo of timeo
timeo

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-28-2013 01:34:19 | More by timeo
Photo of seakayak
seakayak

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-27-2013 19:51:28 | More by seakayak
Photo of stevepat
stevepat

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

03-27-2013 17:56:56 | More by stevepat
Photo of soulmanifesting
soulmanifesting

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-27-2013 04:56:33 | More by soulmanifesting
Photo of MadScientist
MadScientist

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-27-2013 03:21:57 | More by MadScientist
Photo of allentownpaguy
allentownpaguy

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is a perfect example of an IPA with a real beer taste/ Smooth as an IPA with a very Hoppy taste and great beer finish make this one of my top 5 favorite beers. Not only works as a compliment to food of many varieties, but works well all on its own as well. I am a big fan of local options, but this beer comes all the way from california and it is worth every mile it travels to get to my store in Pennsylvania Love it!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 01:40:39 | More by allentownpaguy
Photo of HopChef44
HopChef44

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-27-2013 01:27:14 | More by HopChef44
Photo of MNBeer1017
MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-27-2013 01:00:21 | More by MNBeer1017
Photo of BWED
BWED

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

A- Golden orange with a faintly off white one finger head. Loads of lacing.

S- Floral citrus with a light caramel background.

T- Sweet malt back bone, faint but there, carrying a strong hop flavor of citrus peel and some pine.

M- Medium body, slightly creamy with a bitter finish, however it doesn't linger or isn't drying.

O- VEry solid IPA. Really like the mouthfeel for this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 00:34:25 | More by BWED
Photo of Bearman13
Bearman13

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

03-27-2013 00:33:44 | More by Bearman13
Photo of JulianB
JulianB

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-27-2013 00:33:19 | More by JulianB
Photo of aranton
aranton

New York

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

03-26-2013 20:14:49 | More by aranton
Photo of BenderR
BenderR

Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome tasting Beer! Smooth for an IPA. Great hop flavor. One of my top favorites, I'm very glad it's sold in Central Massachusetts. No after-taste, crisp finish, nice color, great with bar fare. Has a nice punch of Alchol %. Highly recommended to my family and friends.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 19:36:44 | More by BenderR
Photo of Greywulfken
Greywulfken

New York

4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: in a pint, pale amber beer with a finger of off-white head; sparse lace scatterings.

S: hops - floral citric and herbal pine, some sweet pale maltiness

T: grapefruit and resin hops crispness and caramel-edged malt sweetness

M: medium weight, smooth and bitter-crisp

O: drinks like a double - hearty and sharp at the same time - well-balanced flavors, easy drinking...

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 17:16:24 | More by Greywulfken
Photo of mrzazz
mrzazz

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-26-2013 16:33:27 | More by mrzazz
Photo of GWhite
GWhite

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-26-2013 15:00:39 | More by GWhite
Photo of Zorora
Zorora

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-26-2013 14:56:33 | More by Zorora
Photo of JoeLacy
JoeLacy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-25-2013 05:26:55 | More by JoeLacy
Photo of FCRICH
FCRICH

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-25-2013 01:41:25 | More by FCRICH
Photo of bigdipip
bigdipip

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-25-2013 01:16:53 | More by bigdipip
Photo of TLA
TLA

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-25-2013 00:34:34 | More by TLA
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,943 ratings.