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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
93
outstanding

6,181 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,181
Reviews: 2,175
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 185
Gots: 464 | 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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C20Percent

Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -23.6%

*Review taken from notes*

A: Hazy golden orange with pieces of sediment visible. Poor head retention.

S: A standard citrusy, earthy hoppiness.

T: Hoppy with a poor finish. Much too boozy, IMO. Needs more flavor. Alcohol is just overpowering all other flavors.

M: Heavy body. Syrupy. Not very easy drinking.

O: Average IPA. In comparison, Yards IPA has the same abv, but with a better flavor with a better management of alcohol. I might try this another time just to see if I got an old batch.

03-19-2012 23:20:40 | More by C20Percent
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Aexoonge

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-19-2012 17:39:22 | More by Aexoonge
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harp00nfan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

03-19-2012 16:27:58 | More by harp00nfan
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Orion901

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-19-2012 03:52:47 | More by Orion901
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%

Review from 6/2011 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium orange amber, light head and minimal lacing. Nice fresh sweet herbal hop and malt aroma. Citrus, hops, light malt. Grapefruit and light pine. Hop and citrus aftertaste. Moderate body. A pleasant, moderately intense IPA.

03-18-2012 22:04:05 | More by LiquidAmber
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xnapshot

Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-18-2012 16:46:25 | More by xnapshot
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terence

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-18-2012 14:56:01 | More by terence
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-18-2012 08:20:08 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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heygeebee

Australia

3.9/5  rDev -6.9%

Pours amber body, with a fuffy coarse white head that dies quickly. Lacing good.

Aromas of the usual pine/citrus/grapefruit.

Taste? I was expecting a hop bomb, but anything but. Well integrated AIPA flavours of pink grapefruit / citrus are more balanced in this instance. Subtle hops are noticeably present but do not dominate - malt backbone evident. Not too bitter overall.

Mouthfeel is lightly carbed.

Overall - good beer - a style I find somewhat 'meh' delivers a more subtle example.

03-18-2012 07:52:32 | More by heygeebee
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deonreds

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

03-18-2012 06:25:33 | More by deonreds
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yokken

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

03-18-2012 05:21:53 | More by yokken
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vr6corrado

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-18-2012 03:16:20 | More by vr6corrado
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justinbrown

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

03-17-2012 18:43:55 | More by justinbrown
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Adam5150


4.45/5  rDev +6.2%

Hazy gold, with a tint of red, and a medium sized white foamy head. Excellent lacing. Strong floral and citrus hop aroma, well-balanced w/ a smooth malt finish and a bitter aftertaste that goes down smoothly. Medium mouthfeel. Refreshing and very drinkable IPA.

03-17-2012 14:31:38 | More by Adam5150
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sgoro

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-16-2012 23:07:55 | More by sgoro
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BigInChicago

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

03-16-2012 14:39:55 | More by BigInChicago
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KyleBatten


4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-16-2012 06:21:51 | More by KyleBatten
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n2pux

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-16-2012 06:18:59 | More by n2pux
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Ablackbrew

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-16-2012 02:37:03 | More by Ablackbrew
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-16-2012 01:55:08 | More by robieobie1
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

03-15-2012 20:36:15 | More by martyl1000
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Shmantha


3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

03-15-2012 06:18:56 | More by Shmantha
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-15-2012 04:18:54 | More by RoryOMoore
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dejrrma

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%

8 oz for $4.75, served in snifter at the Porter Beer Bar. Reviewed on 3.9.12.

a- pours an amber orange color, very bright, with a a finger of head, and good lacing.

b- immediate honey. honey all the way. some hops. caramel, a seriously amazing smelling beer.

t- light and hoppy. subtle citrus flavors, mainly sweet orange. perhaps some guava. but there's lots of honey, with a noticeable malt background. not nearly as bitter as i'd like or expected, but still good.

m- lower carbonation than i expected. light and refreshing.

o- solid ipa. glad i got a chance to try it (i don't think bear republic distributes to georgia). i expected something much more like port's mongo, though.

03-15-2012 04:13:41 | More by dejrrma
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Nage37

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-15-2012 00:11:52 | More by Nage37
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,181 ratings.