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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
93
outstanding

6,236 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,236
Reviews: 2,181
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 191
Gots: 483 | FT: 9
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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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.5%

02-19-2012 02:26:48 | More by jfcaa193
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BeerCentralWA

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

well balanced and drinkable IPA. Bittering and aroma hops are well balanced, pine and floral nose dominate with malt being overpowered by alcohol and dry hop character. Served from bottle and cold. Drinkable but quite heavy in body. Carbonation lighten the beer overall. Dry but not lasting bitter finish.

02-19-2012 02:22:23 | More by BeerCentralWA
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DrBwser

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-19-2012 01:50:04 | More by DrBwser
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

Had on tap at Sunset in a tuli- poured a clear golden/copper color with minimal head, very minimal retention, and some very nice streaky lacing.

Smells of piney hops. A little resiny.

Tastes great- not too bitter but bitter enough and a nice round hop flavor. Pale malt throughout along with a lot of pine hops.

Mouthfeel is nice- not too carbonated but good enough with a light body. Very drinkable ipa- one of the better ones.

02-19-2012 01:49:56 | More by Hopdaemon39
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OleLouIPA

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-18-2012 23:49:36 | More by OleLouIPA
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Jesse14

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

02-18-2012 12:38:02 | More by Jesse14
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superspak

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +1%

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled recently as my local store got a fresh case a couple weeks ago. Pours slightly hazy and cloudy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some decent lacing on the glass. Aromas of big pine, grapefruit, herbal, lemon, caramel, and toasted bread. Very nice and well balanced aromas. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon zest, herbal, pine, light caramel, honey, spiciness, and toasted biscuit. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pine, herbal, citrus, and honey on the finish for a bit. Great balance of sweetness and bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth to drink at 7%, with only a slight alcohol warming after the finish. Overall this is a very excellent IPA offering. Great balance, hop flavor, and smooth drinking. At 6 bucks a bomber I really have no complaints.

02-18-2012 06:05:28 | More by superspak
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ceraphin

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

02-18-2012 04:43:06 | More by ceraphin
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smb4087

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-18-2012 01:26:52 | More by smb4087
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oldsmuggler

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-17-2012 03:22:33 | More by oldsmuggler
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grannaniwa

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -27.2%

Aroma of spicy, sticky hops. Straight-forward American IPA profile. First taste is deep, earthy, pungent hops. Almost syrupy on the mouthfeel. A little bit of thin sweetness on the backend, and then the aftertaste is hardly hoppy at all compared to the nose and sipping flavor.

Well-made, but comes off as one-dimensional to my tastes.

“This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed American pale and crystal malts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial.”

Overall: B

02-17-2012 02:33:57 | More by grannaniwa
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oldvines

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-17-2012 01:15:46 | More by oldvines
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Steimie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -28.4%

02-16-2012 22:03:58 | More by Steimie
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usery

Washington

1/5  rDev -76.1%

02-16-2012 20:36:00 | More by usery
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John11486

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

02-16-2012 19:59:12 | More by John11486
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thomismydad

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

02-16-2012 16:29:58 | More by thomismydad
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ninner00

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-16-2012 13:24:21 | More by ninner00
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ProfessorX

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

02-16-2012 05:52:44 | More by ProfessorX
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-16-2012 02:44:42 | More by shockrocker65
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured from bomber into a Darkhorse Pint glass.

A: Pours a golden color with about one finger of white head. A little bit of lacing and spotting.

S: Tropical fruits, pineapple, citrus, caramel slight smell of malts and pine.

T: Very smooth taste, citrus flavors up front with a creamy sweet finish. No real pine or hop flavors pull through. Very well balanced.

M: Light bodied, good carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable Pale Ale - has a ton of drinkability and very affordable. This is my first beer from Bear Republic, so the bar is now set high. I'll certainly be picking up more of these for casual drinking.

02-16-2012 02:05:30 | More by BeRanger
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googam

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

02-16-2012 00:21:15 | More by googam
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garyford

Texas

3/5  rDev -28.4%

02-15-2012 22:10:45 | More by garyford
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.26/5  rDev +1.7%

Bomber from the shop. Pours a clear golden color with white fluffy head and lots of bubbles. Aroma is a nice mix of big big pine notes with sweet citrus and bready malts to back. Flavor follows with a good bit of light citrus on top of pine bitter. Strong malt backing, but manages to highlight the beautiful west coast hops. This is extremely drinkable, with medium high carbonation. Awesome brew, and a top level single IPA.

02-15-2012 22:08:19 | More by BMMillsy
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.3%

02-15-2012 21:51:01 | More by weaselchew
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sharpski

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.5%

02-15-2012 20:31:00 | More by sharpski
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,236 ratings.