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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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6,900 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,900
Reviews: 2,236
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 256
Gots: 809 | FT: 11
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-27-2002

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
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A: Golden yellow topped off with a half a finger of white foam. Lacing sticks around once the foam settles.

S: Flowers, pine, and citrus. Some sugary, caramel sweetness and breadiness brings the the aromas together nicely.

T: Round with initial notes of bread and cane sugar followed by bright, fresh pine, citrus and a hint of pineapple juice. Herbal spice finish tops off the palate. Strong but balanced palate with some nice tropical notes which really adds a nice touch.

M: Medium bodied with good linger and carbonation. Surprisingly smooth and easy to drink.

O: A standout west coast IPA which I feel like is the NorCal rival to Stone's IPA. A great IPA which is widely distributed thus making it a good entry point into the style.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,900 ratings.