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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6,694 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,694
Reviews: 2,209
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 223
Gots: 655 | FT: 8
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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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - No good glasses in the new apartment. Straight from the bottle.

S - Piney moderately strong nose with some vague citrusy

T - Big piney hop-forward brew. Smack of bitterness. Some sweetness towards the end in a tasty finish.

MF - Smooth, good amount of carbonation, 7.0% ABV makes for a bigger body.

O - Big, hoppy, bitter. Definitely nice, but not quite as good as I'd hoped

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4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served chilled from a 12oz Brown bottle no date.

A: Pours a beautiful golden copper colour. Fairly light. Very small amount of head from pour. Amazing lace on side walls of glass, almost leaves a film on the glass like oil and water.

S: Smells of a good quality home brew. Hops stand out, with hints of fruits and spices. Smells slightly better than the average IPA.

T and M: Just right, easily drinkable. Not to bi
tter but just right. Tastes almost creamy. Small hint of alcohol but not over powering.

O: First beer I have had from Bear Public. After reading so many good things I had to give it a try, and I must say I'm not disappointed. This is a high quality IPA.

I would recommend this beer to a friend.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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