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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,054 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,054
Reviews: 2,173
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 175
Gots: 411 | 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)
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Ratings: 6,054 | Reviews: 2,173 | Display Reviews Only:
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NSaad23

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-31-2012 03:42:09 | More by NSaad23
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Pugsly

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-31-2012 03:35:08 | More by Pugsly
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-31-2012 03:05:07 | More by richkrull
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EmmetD

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-30-2012 20:38:39 | More by EmmetD
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

03-30-2012 13:54:53 | More by TheBigBoy
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KevdoggNasty


4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-30-2012 06:52:13 | More by KevdoggNasty
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-30-2012 02:38:11 | More by swetsastonic
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d3c

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-30-2012 02:21:25 | More by d3c
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jewcandy81

Maryland

5/5  rDev +19%

03-29-2012 23:29:31 | More by jewcandy81
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-29-2012 17:35:05 | More by HarmonMW
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-29-2012 03:49:24 | More by st9647v3
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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-29-2012 00:20:41 | More by gleemonger
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jamiesmithnc

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-28-2012 17:46:29 | More by jamiesmithnc
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Hoagie1973

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-28-2012 17:13:06 | More by Hoagie1973
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blmar311

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-28-2012 03:30:48 | More by blmar311
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MikeConklin

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-28-2012 00:02:53 | More by MikeConklin
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear amber/orange, one-inch white head settles a little but never goes away completely. Sticky webs of lacing cling all the way down the glass.

S: Bitter hop scents waft out from the moment the cap is removed. Grapefruit and lemon rind, pine resin. Lighter tropical hop scents underneath. Touch of caramel and some biscuit.

T: Lemon zest and mandarin orange at the outset. Pine resin and bitter grapefruit rind kick in with a rough bitterness shortly thereafter. Pineapple. Faint grain and biscuit. Bitter pine and grapefruit in the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied, very lush and delightfully creamy. Light, prickly carbonation. Ridiculously smooth.

O: One hell of an IPA. Really damn tasty, great mouthfeel. One of the best go-to options within the style, especially considering its wide availability. A classic that continues to stand up to the best in what is perhaps the most popular beer style in the American craft market.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 23:53:46 | More by ryan1788a5
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA.

A: Clear golden color with one-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a minute. Nice lacing.

S: Citrus hops and caramel malt.

T: Light sweetness and moderate to high bitterness. Citrus hops and toasted malt flavors.

M: Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation. Very smooth and crisp.

O: I liked this IPA but liked the Dogfish Head better.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 23:34:37 | More by SolipsismalCat
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cates1tg

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-27-2012 21:15:15 | More by cates1tg
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Rimmerman

Pennsylvania

4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is amazing in any form. Bottle, draft, someone poring it into my hands. Anything!

I give basic descriptions. I mainly care about taste, obviously

A- Perfect IPA appearance. Not too dark but not too light.

S- Hops leaning on the citrus side. Little tropical.

T- Amazing! Pefect balance, yet still hitting you hard with hops! I don't know how they do it

M- Mouthfeel is smooth and easy to drink.

O- This is my favorite session IPA. (My idea of session is 7% or lower) LOL. This is my go to IPA. Haven't found a better single IPA yet.

Serving type: Anything!!! I just want it!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 20:44:03 | More by Rimmerman
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-27-2012 01:10:39 | More by ohtheguilt
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PavementBlues


4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-26-2012 18:06:54 | More by PavementBlues
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Vasko5m


4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-26-2012 00:55:08 | More by Vasko5m
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LaPlaya

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-25-2012 18:07:10 | More by LaPlaya
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VonZipper

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-25-2012 17:32:43 | More by VonZipper
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,054 ratings.