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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,943 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,943
Reviews: 2,168
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 167
Gots: 382 | 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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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-30-2011 02:11:02 | More by TheEvilGenius
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-29-2011 16:29:59 | More by Joshgonzales79
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Callmecoon

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-29-2011 07:19:20 | More by Callmecoon
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Popp24

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

12-28-2011 21:17:39 | More by Popp24
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.6%

12-28-2011 19:47:12 | More by thatdirtymick
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Shilt

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-28-2011 02:30:45 | More by Shilt
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Skye1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-27-2011 18:19:41 | More by Skye1024
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ONN8

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -28.6%

12-27-2011 03:47:08 | More by ONN8
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ng85

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-27-2011 03:11:54 | More by ng85
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jujigatame

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-27-2011 00:22:46 | More by jujigatame
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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +19%

12-26-2011 23:02:57 | More by verdict603
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

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
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AaronBurr

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-26-2011 17:16:40 | More by AaronBurr
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cdwil

Texas

5/5  rDev +19%

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wafers

New York

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

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Florida

5/5  rDev +19%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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bierbrauer

Wisconsin

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

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,943 ratings.