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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,058 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,058
Reviews: 2,173
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 175
Gots: 412 | 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: 6,058 | Reviews: 2,173 | Display Reviews Only:
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Corkpuller

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

01-22-2012 03:19:23 | More by Corkpuller
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icepik

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-22-2012 00:52:03 | More by icepik
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dprophet

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-22-2012 00:22:17 | More by dprophet
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brentusaurus

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-21-2012 20:35:49 | More by brentusaurus
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Beerme09

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-21-2012 19:18:33 | More by Beerme09
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HopHeadInOhio

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-21-2012 17:54:43 | More by HopHeadInOhio
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mattyrubes

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-21-2012 13:40:37 | More by mattyrubes
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bwyu

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-21-2012 05:22:54 | More by bwyu
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Keith238

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-21-2012 04:02:40 | More by Keith238
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druptight

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19%

01-21-2012 03:08:17 | More by druptight
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dcbike

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-21-2012 03:07:08 | More by dcbike
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

01-20-2012 17:44:34 | More by zekeman17
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Raven3464

Japan

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The beer pours a beautiful orange body with a two finger foamy head. The clarity is amazing.

Smell: Floral hops, sweet malts, and something that resembles pineapple is noticed right away. A citrus aroma is more noticeable as the beer warms.

Taste: Sweet malts and bitter hops are balanced well but it does lack the complexity found in other IPAs. The hops are too subdued for an American IPA. The alcohol is hidden well.

Mouth feel: It feels soft and creamy with a slightly dry finish. The carbonation is more subdued than would be expected from the appearance.

Overall: A well balanced brew. Unfortunately, the smell is more complex than the taste. This beer is perfect if you want an IPA but not an all out hop bomb. Normally, an American style IPA should have a stronger hop bite. Otherwise, there are no complaints.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 14:32:59 | More by Raven3464
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tatums1984

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-20-2012 05:47:03 | More by tatums1984
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floydie83

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-20-2012 04:56:16 | More by floydie83
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BingDings

Massachusetts

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle.

A: Golden yellow with small amounts of sediment. One finger head that quickly fizzes away.

S: Delicious citrus smells.

T: Piney upfront balanced with citrus and a hint of malt flavors.

M: Light carbonation. Refreshing.

O: Excellent drinkability. Refreshing and flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 04:00:12 | More by BingDings
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stevegregg

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-19-2012 22:56:50 | More by stevegregg
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lbenitezl91

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-19-2012 22:53:47 | More by lbenitezl91
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SEHopper

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-19-2012 16:20:16 | More by SEHopper
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cquinn17

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz poured into a Duvel tulip

A- Hazy burnt orange, small head with little retention, a little lacing

S- Lots of citrus notes up front followed by a little biscuity malt. Mostly hops though.

T- Tastes as citrusy as it smells. Lots of hops with a bitter dry finish. Great taste.

M- Really coats the mouth in hoppy oils. Slick mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation to back it up.

O- Great example of a west coast IPA. I could drink this everyday and it left me wanting another, too bad I got it as a single in a mixed 6 pack :(

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 07:23:42 | More by cquinn17
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ralphw56

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-19-2012 03:33:45 | More by ralphw56
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joshwalt

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-19-2012 02:02:25 | More by joshwalt
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jra173

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-18-2012 21:04:29 | More by jra173
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-18-2012 20:55:04 | More by HopsHopenstein
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-18-2012 20:17:46 | More by Kahlerbock
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,058 ratings.