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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
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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Labeerfinder


4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amber color,Medium sized off white head that lasted for a decent amount of time before fading to a nice lace.The aroma was malty and sort of sweet with a nice citrusy side and piney tones to it.The flavor was much the same malty and very hoppy with a nice fruit side to it,slightly heavy feel in the mouth.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2012 16:33:22 | More by Labeerfinder
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instein


4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-06-2012 15:50:00 | More by instein
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thydarkprevails

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a duvel tulip. Nice yellow orange with a 1/2 inch off white head. Aroma is piney but nothing special. Flavor has a nice caramel and malt back with a strong hop hit. Bitter citrus fruits are apparent with more of that pine coming through. Mouthfeel is somewhat sticky. Overall a good ipa, just not amazing.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 12:18:18 | More by thydarkprevails
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capolo2k


4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-06-2012 06:21:36 | More by capolo2k
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javiernano

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-06-2012 02:12:22 | More by javiernano
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archey

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-06-2012 00:18:46 | More by archey
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safiske

California

5/5  rDev +19%

03-05-2012 22:45:13 | More by safiske
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durkle


4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-05-2012 21:13:24 | More by durkle
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Rocketman8911

California

5/5  rDev +19%

03-05-2012 07:51:39 | More by Rocketman8911
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GR3


4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-05-2012 04:28:03 | More by GR3
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-05-2012 00:53:13 | More by DrFunkenstein
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mcdmusic

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-04-2012 23:37:33 | More by mcdmusic
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Hendral

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-04-2012 21:36:09 | More by Hendral
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mrelizabeth

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-04-2012 21:22:15 | More by mrelizabeth
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Ted

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-04-2012 21:15:24 | More by Ted
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-04-2012 19:39:32 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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hpthebull

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-04-2012 05:31:20 | More by hpthebull
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-03-2012 20:46:15 | More by Hanzo
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Giovacchini

California

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.

A- orange-ish/amber color with a thin white head.

S- hop aromas, citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, guava.

T- Nice hoppiness up front with a mild caramel maltiness. Citrusy hop flavors. Tropical fruitiness. Grapefruit.

M- this beer has a bitter dry mouthfeel with a mild booziness along with good carbonation.

O- I really like this beer and it's not to expensive. I live in Sonoma CA and I have a wide variety of local IPA's to choose from. My go to IPA's are RR's but I got to Racer 5 when I want more bang for my buck. This is a solid IPA and although it's not the best IPA there will always be a spot in my fridge for it.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 02:54:59 | More by Giovacchini
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tsulli

Ohio

3/5  rDev -28.6%

03-03-2012 02:05:30 | More by tsulli
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

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

A steady pour yields a half finger of off white head. Decent retention and the attempt of lacing to cling to the glass are noted. When the head does fade, it leaves a ring around the top and some dusting. The body is a light gold/yellow orange color. There doesn't seem to be any carbonation rising to the top but little specks can be seen suspended in the beer.

Fresh floral and piney hops attack your nose immediately. There is a malt backbone in there, but you must sift to find it.

The flavor is simple yet enjoyable: Hops, mainly pine with some floral and grapefruit backup, and a biscuity malt with a hint of spice.

Easy going. Medium bodied. Very dry on the end. Good.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 22:06:30 | More by CFHMagnet
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doho95fu

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-01-2012 20:24:31 | More by doho95fu
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-01-2012 20:03:17 | More by Archemedies
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Mark-S

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-01-2012 19:03:49 | More by Mark-S
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b2611

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-01-2012 00:32:56 | More by b2611
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,054 ratings.