Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass on 1/27/12.
Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with sporadic bubbles from the carbonation headed towards the top of the glass. Head poured about one inch in size and looked thin. Not much lacing to speak of.
Smell: Piney hops stick out with some more subtle citrus notes.
Taste: Medium hop character hits the palate initially, with piney flavor to them. After that, the beer is immediately balanced by a sweetness that has some grapefruit flavor to it and a mild hop bitterness lingers as it goes down.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium mouthfeel with average carbonation for this style. No detection of alcohol.
Overall: A very good example of the style that is what one expects from an IPA. Drinkability makes me think this could be a "gateway" beer for those that haven't had much exposure to IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2012 04:13:42 | More by mfavoino
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,054 ratings.