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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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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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mfavoino

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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.