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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,687 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,687
Reviews: 2,206
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 221
Gots: 646 | FT: 8
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic on draught.... much better than the stale imported version at home. Big peach and citrus nose with a strong but not overpowering bitterness in the mouth. Very, very drinkable.
Looked great, smelled great, tasted great. The quest for the perfect Ipa still continues though..

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4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 07/01/2013. Usually difficult to find this fresh.

A: Pours light orange/golden with nice head. Lots of lacing. Tons of retention.

S: Typical of West Coast IPAs, full of citrusy hops. Little malt in there as well.

T: Excellent example of a West Coast IPA. Pineapple and orange with a wave of mellow bitterness. A stronger malt presence compared to say, Stone's IPA, but it still manages to finish pretty dry. This is a great alternative if you can't find Pliny.

M: Nice carbonation, dry.

O: If you can find this fresh, it's incredible. Unfortunately, that's not always easy to do.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,687 ratings.