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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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Ratings: 6,054 | Reviews: 2,173 | Display Reviews Only:
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ceraphin

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-18-2012 04:43:06 | More by ceraphin
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smb4087

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-18-2012 01:26:52 | More by smb4087
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oldsmuggler

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-17-2012 03:22:33 | More by oldsmuggler
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grannaniwa

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma of spicy, sticky hops. Straight-forward American IPA profile. First taste is deep, earthy, pungent hops. Almost syrupy on the mouthfeel. A little bit of thin sweetness on the backend, and then the aftertaste is hardly hoppy at all compared to the nose and sipping flavor.

Well-made, but comes off as one-dimensional to my tastes.

“This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed American pale and crystal malts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial.”

Overall: B

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 02:33:57 | More by grannaniwa
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oldvines

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-17-2012 01:15:46 | More by oldvines
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Steimie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -28.6%

02-16-2012 22:03:58 | More by Steimie
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usery

Washington

1/5  rDev -76.2%

02-16-2012 20:36:00 | More by usery
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John11486

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-16-2012 19:59:12 | More by John11486
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thomismydad

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

02-16-2012 16:29:58 | More by thomismydad
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ninner00

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-16-2012 13:24:21 | More by ninner00
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ProfessorX

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-16-2012 05:52:44 | More by ProfessorX
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-16-2012 02:44:42 | More by shockrocker65
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into a Darkhorse Pint glass.

A: Pours a golden color with about one finger of white head. A little bit of lacing and spotting.

S: Tropical fruits, pineapple, citrus, caramel slight smell of malts and pine.

T: Very smooth taste, citrus flavors up front with a creamy sweet finish. No real pine or hop flavors pull through. Very well balanced.

M: Light bodied, good carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable Pale Ale - has a ton of drinkability and very affordable. This is my first beer from Bear Republic, so the bar is now set high. I'll certainly be picking up more of these for casual drinking.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 02:05:30 | More by BeRanger
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googam

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-16-2012 00:21:15 | More by googam
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garyford

Texas

3/5  rDev -28.6%

02-15-2012 22:10:45 | More by garyford
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber from the shop. Pours a clear golden color with white fluffy head and lots of bubbles. Aroma is a nice mix of big big pine notes with sweet citrus and bready malts to back. Flavor follows with a good bit of light citrus on top of pine bitter. Strong malt backing, but manages to highlight the beautiful west coast hops. This is extremely drinkable, with medium high carbonation. Awesome brew, and a top level single IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 22:08:19 | More by BMMillsy
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19%

02-15-2012 21:51:01 | More by weaselchew
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sharpski

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-15-2012 20:31:00 | More by sharpski
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Despite a relatively low alcohol percentage for an IPA, Racer 5 has a very bold taste that has just the right amount of hops to make for a bitter, complex and well balanced IPA.

The aroma is very hop forward and compliments the taste very well. A very enjoyable drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 18:58:18 | More by JohnnyMc
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle at Five Napkin Burger Hells Kitchen

Orangey-amber colour, 1.5 fingers of white head, dense and lots of lace. Smell is loaded with hops, grapefruit, mange, tangerine, lots of citrus, some malt backbone, subtle notes of pine as well here. Taste is all citrus and fruit, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, tons of bitter hop, light sweet malts keep this from crossing the line of being over the top hoppy, light pine in the finish but gets overtaken by clean smooth citrus. Light-med carbonation, incredibly oily, medium body, slick all over the palate. This might be the best IPA I have ever had, if its not the best it has to be like top 2 anyway, no doubt about it I will drink this again and frequently.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 17:25:41 | More by peensteen
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Acforster2

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-15-2012 16:08:21 | More by Acforster2
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Hopman1985

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

02-15-2012 01:50:34 | More by Hopman1985
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jpd026

New York

5/5  rDev +19%

02-15-2012 01:14:45 | More by jpd026
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

02-14-2012 00:27:39 | More by Mark5252
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smokejr

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19%

02-12-2012 13:12:27 | More by smokejr
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,054 ratings.