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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,007 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,007
Reviews: 2,169
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 171
Gots: 395 | 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: 6,007 | Reviews: 2,169 | Display Reviews Only:
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astrobomb

New York

5/5  rDev +19%

01-08-2012 01:26:41 | More by astrobomb
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TheParchedOne

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-07-2012 23:55:22 | More by TheParchedOne
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rpjordan

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-07-2012 16:17:44 | More by rpjordan
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RooftopGourmet

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-07-2012 14:46:13 | More by RooftopGourmet
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quantumcipher

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-07-2012 09:57:43 | More by quantumcipher
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Nuggetnectarfan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-07-2012 03:54:53 | More by Nuggetnectarfan
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-07-2012 03:36:37 | More by InfernoBoss
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Rckmo10

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-06-2012 18:27:14 | More by Rckmo10
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sonomaroma

California

5/5  rDev +19%

01-06-2012 14:06:45 | More by sonomaroma
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jakesingleton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-06-2012 13:33:41 | More by jakesingleton
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livewire05

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-06-2012 03:50:38 | More by livewire05
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.6%

01-04-2012 18:24:35 | More by AWS2111
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mlazzaro

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ghostly haze to a light orange color. White thin head. Not much for head retention, although it could be the glass. This beer smells great. Piney hop resin upfront. Some sweet malt. Hops are piny and almost pineapple in flavor. Aftertaste is citrus hops and malt. Really soft and clean. Mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth. Soft bitterness that doesn't linger, and considering the ABV very smooth beer. Thickness is suiting. Highly flavorful and surprisingly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 05:27:55 | More by mlazzaro
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wrycon

Minnesota

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

Simply glows in the tulip. Transparency reveals sediment floating within. Not expected, but not an issue either. Smells quite good. Piney and tropical. Mmmm, quite good. Pine and bitter to start, which cascades downward to a clean, yet resinous finish. Very smooth. The hops are there, certainly, but they're deftly kept at bay by a sweet maltiness. This is very good. Reminiscent of PtE. Should have bought more of it.

Like It? Very Much So

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 02:12:22 | More by wrycon
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dabeers1013

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-04-2012 00:40:02 | More by dabeers1013
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JimmyTango

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-03-2012 23:53:32 | More by JimmyTango
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-03-2012 23:22:08 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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beerinNV

Nevada

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-03-2012 07:13:23 | More by beerinNV
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aliving1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-03-2012 06:07:33 | More by aliving1
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grantino9

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-03-2012 05:28:52 | More by grantino9
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marshrat63

California

3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap served at right temperature. Clear crisp color with hopping nose. The hop flavor was very up front but died quickly on the tongue. Very refreshing IPA enjoyed looking over the Sonoma coast on a surprisingly clear January day undoubtedly enhanced the drinking experience!

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2012 05:28:29 | More by marshrat63
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Deetz

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.6%

01-03-2012 01:47:44 | More by Deetz
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Bruisin Ales (Asheville, NC). $5.99. Served in my faithful $2 Goodwill snifter. I can't find any freshness date.

A- clear golden yellow w/ 1.5 finger white head. Fair amount of pretty white lacing. Nice lookin brew.

S- floral hops. Admittedly my sniffer isn't as refined as most reviewers' but I'm just not getting much.

T- pretty good hop barrage after a little bit of biscuity malt. I'm not getting much depth. It's quite tasty but maybe this is an older bottle?

M- medium to light body. Faint carbonation. It could use a liytle more carbonation.

O- pretty good but there are plenty other widely availabe IPAs that will keep me from seeking this out. I'm glad to try it (& will again, most likely) but I fear my review may have suffered from drinking an older bottle. I'd like to try some fresh sete if I ever male that beer trek out west...  

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 01:31:18 | More by ThickNStout
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antique

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-03-2012 01:21:34 | More by antique
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cowpermatthew

California

5/5  rDev +19%

01-02-2012 22:45:20 | More by cowpermatthew
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,007 ratings.