Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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6,699 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,699
Reviews: 2,210
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 223
Gots: 659 | FT: 9
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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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into pint glass 2/9/12

A chill haze in a golden copper body, just a few tiny bubbles but the foam is as big as you desire, gentle pour leaves a massive three finger cream colored head that slowly falls too a thick film leaving plenty of random lace

S tropical citrus nose with some sweet orange, lemon and lime, faint pine and lots of caramel

T much like the nose really, not as hoppy as I expected but there's something to be said for a balanced beer, well concealed booze

M much more carbonation then one would think after looking at the lack of bubbles in the liquid, a mellow bite and more citrus on the finish

O a straight up "good" beer, I was expecting something much more intense but I liked it nonetheless

I'm a little surprised this ones in the Beers Of Fame list as high as it is but I'm stoked I finally got to try it

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber with a 1/2 finger head - good lacing

The scent is mild citrus with toasted malt - I am guessing not much dry hopping on this one.

The taste is sweet, with carmel and malt upfront - surprising slight bittering hops. Guessing this is nugget hops (more earthy than citrus for sure)

Medium body, moderate carbonation, good mouth feel

This was a good IPA, but it tasted more like an imperial pale (i.e. not very hoppy compared to other AmericanIPAs

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slight hazy gold with a little head that turns into a lacy top on the beer.

S- Wonderful smell of pine, citrus notes, and hops. This is the classic IPA smell in my opinion.

T- Oh that is wonderful. It's a combinations of hops that gives a nice smooth bitterness that blooms into a heavy hop taste that isn't sharp but more of a full bitterness. Maybe a slight honey, and citrus flavors in there too.

M- Medium/full body with a carbonation that matches well with the bitterness.

O- Great IPA that will not break the bank. For the price I would say that it is one of the best beers you can get.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,699 ratings.