Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
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
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,181 ratings.