Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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2.7/5 rDev -35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Very thick, frothy head. Very small amount of carbonation.
Smell is different. And lacking hops. Smells oily, soapy, and metallic.
Finally, hops. Nowhere near what I want. Hop oils are dominant, with a very slick soapy feeling taking over. It's like a jumbled mess of an IPA. I finally get why twaddlac hated this thing. The aroma hops are AWOL. Light body.
Serving type: on-tap
12-26-2011 19:12:01 | More by VncentLIFE
4.15/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Pours out a golden yellow to amber coloring with some frothy head that disappears quickly
S: Citrusy hops aroma, not too overpowering
T: Right up front there is a hit of citrus, grapefruit, some orange peel with a somewhat malty background and a light sweetness.
M: Not too heavy, very easy drinking, also has a distinctive crispness to the whole beer.
O: An excellent example of the west coast IPA...definite up front hops with a light malty, sweet background...very easy to down a few and definitely a go-to IPA that is not overly difficult to find
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2011 01:43:17 | More by wafers
4.22/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Purchased locally from bottle shop ($9.99/6). Bottle dated 11/2/11. Poured into a tulip glass.
A: Mostly clear with some cloudiness from some suspended yeast particles; gold/amber; 1+" off-white head that settles rather quickly and leaves little trace of lacing; steady effervescence.
S: Fresh, clean grapefruit and lemon, sweet malts; some floral and whisp of pine.
T: Citrus fruit arrives first; sweet malt, along with low, steady level of bitterness that finishes somewhat dry; alcohol is well masked.
M: Light-to-medium carbonation, medium body; crisp; very slight warming.
O: Both complex and extremely well balanced; refreshing and very easy to drink. Reminiscent of Founders Two Hearted Ale.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2011 00:02:32 | More by bierbrauer
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,943 ratings.