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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,937 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,937
Reviews: 2,168
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 167
Gots: 378 | 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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nate714

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle.
A: cloudy coppery gold. some resin.nice white head.
S: slight hopps and earth. very nice.
T: hoppy and citrusy. very light pine.
M: a full feeling. good carb and very smooth.
O: a great find. a better ipa. as an ipa lover id say this is a go to ipa for anyone new to ipa's.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 04:54:33 | More by nate714
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bstave

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle (bottled 12-06-11) poured into Dogfish Head tulip pint glass.

A- Hazy golden with off-white two finger head and decent lacing. Right for the style.

S- Smell is pungent grapefruit, pine and Bazooka Joe bubble gum

T- Taste is big citrus and pine hops with that Bazooka Joe bubble gum. Hop forward, but balanced near the end. Good!

M- Medium body with medium carbonation. Prefer it to be a bit more viscous.

O- I have had this beer many times, even at the brewpub in Healdsburg. One of my favorite go to IPAs. However, the recent price hike at my local store may keep me from picking this up in the future. Looking forward to visiting the brewpub again though.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 04:08:10 | More by bstave
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ChadT89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-09-2012 02:54:24 | More by ChadT89
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StoryOfTheGhost

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden orange, a bit hazey with a decent white head, and leaves plenty of lacing

S- pine, citrus, bubble gummy

T- Grape-fruit, bubble gum, pine, very hoppy and fresh tasting, with a nice malty balance

M- Medium body, high carbonation, can feel the hop oils. Only complaint is that taste does not stay with you for long

O- I really appreciate how readily available this beer is, and how little it costs for the quality. The only thing that I would change is that I would have it have a bit more body, and be a bit chewyier, but overall, and excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 02:04:42 | More by StoryOfTheGhost
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-08-2012 22:57:04 | More by rusty3335
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Buick222

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-08-2012 22:41:50 | More by Buick222
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RyanCMcGovern

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-08-2012 13:28:33 | More by RyanCMcGovern
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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-07-2012 21:49:48 | More by crashoveride
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Fitzmke

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-07-2012 21:36:01 | More by Fitzmke
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap served in a pint glass

A - Clear golden with one finger white head with moderate lacing and moderate head retention.

S - A lot of citrus hops a little pine and sweet malt.

T - Follows the smell, great hop balance with a nice initial sweetness with a great dry bitter finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O - A fantastic IPA!

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2012 17:30:36 | More by williamjbauer
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Bob320

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-07-2012 04:57:07 | More by Bob320
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40ontarget

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-07-2012 03:04:05 | More by 40ontarget
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musicsherlock

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-07-2012 00:32:16 | More by musicsherlock
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jwat

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

02-06-2012 23:45:58 | More by jwat
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rockaday

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19%

02-06-2012 23:30:10 | More by rockaday
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

02-06-2012 22:43:12 | More by Rekrule
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asafarc2

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-06-2012 19:50:29 | More by asafarc2
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brnavarra

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-06-2012 19:24:10 | More by brnavarra
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timbre

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-06-2012 17:04:36 | More by timbre
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to oversize wine goblet during Super Bowl 46.

A: Glowing golden, slightly opaque with small eggshell head

S: Tons of juicy sweet citrus hops. A very inviting and mouthwatering aroma has me anxious to dive into another one of these.l

T: Juicy fruit gum, orange and pink grapefruit, caramel malts, some earthy pine bitterness. Hop forward, but with enough malt backbone to balance things out in the end.

M: Full bodied but not sticky, significant hop bitterness on finish.

O: This is a top notch, highly drinkable and well put together IPA. I never have a problem going back to this one whenever we get it in stock here in western WI.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 04:17:55 | More by doucmehu
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

02-06-2012 02:58:15 | More by HumanParaquat
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cosmo4u

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-05-2012 16:56:02 | More by cosmo4u
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UCLABrewN84

California

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

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a small cap. Nice tight rings of lace line the glass on the entire drink down. Smell is all about the hops: grassy, herbal, earthy, and some slight citrus zest. Taste is mainly of grassy and herbal hops with a malt backbone to support everything. There is a mild bitterness that lingers on the palate with each sip. This beer has a medium bodied mouthfeel with a lower level of carbonation. Overall, this is a good IPA but it features a hop profile that I am not all that crazy about.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 08:18:35 | More by UCLABrewN84
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raynmoon

California

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

A: A nice light orange color. It is a little but cloudy. The color is not very deep though.

S: The smell is nicely balanced. Up front are some nice piney hops, maybe a little bit of citrus like orange, which is followed up by some nutty, roasty malt.

T: The hops are right up front, which goes down slightly bitter, but still delicious, Mixed in nicely are those roasted malt characters.

M: It's almost dry from the bitterness of the hops. The carbonation is perfect for the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 06:15:27 | More by raynmoon
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neubert1974

California

5/5  rDev +19%

02-05-2012 01:25:37 | More by neubert1974
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,937 ratings.