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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,949 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,949
Reviews: 2,168
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 167
Gots: 383 | 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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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
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danielp215

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-04-2012 23:45:26 | More by danielp215
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-04-2012 20:07:03 | More by rydev24
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KevlarBrewing

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-04-2012 16:29:09 | More by KevlarBrewing
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-04-2012 16:08:51 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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sauger86

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19%

02-04-2012 14:05:17 | More by sauger86
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switzer

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-03-2012 18:47:58 | More by switzer
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-03-2012 10:07:34 | More by dmorgan310
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theempire

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-03-2012 02:45:17 | More by theempire
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jharkins07

Ohio

5/5  rDev +19%

02-02-2012 22:06:47 | More by jharkins07
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DrHoptagon

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-02-2012 09:15:07 | More by DrHoptagon
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gtermi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-02-2012 08:08:01 | More by gtermi
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jimdkc

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-02-2012 04:25:05 | More by jimdkc
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mrip

California

3/5  rDev -28.6%

02-02-2012 02:09:53 | More by mrip
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,949 ratings.