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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,179 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,179
Reviews: 2,175
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 184
Gots: 463 | 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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electtodefer

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

01-17-2012 18:12:08 | More by electtodefer
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strongaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-17-2012 17:20:58 | More by strongaf
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-17-2012 02:56:47 | More by kwa357
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GreatBloomer

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-17-2012 02:30:06 | More by GreatBloomer
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MaineMike

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

01-17-2012 02:26:24 | More by MaineMike
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heff316

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-16-2012 18:33:32 | More by heff316
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-16-2012 17:35:06 | More by gafferjohn
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crib

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-16-2012 03:03:21 | More by crib
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GoGators

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-15-2012 13:29:52 | More by GoGators
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QTCDub86

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-15-2012 04:46:53 | More by QTCDub86
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Borganization

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-15-2012 03:01:42 | More by Borganization
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marct

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

01-15-2012 01:40:39 | More by marct
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%

Finally got around to trying this beer, been hearing about it forever.

Had on tap at Max's in Baltimore. Nice golden orange color, very pungent hoppy smell.. always a good sign. Nice and bitter and the hops are definitely upfront, but manages to stay well balanced and makes for a smooth beer that's dangerously drinkable. A very good IPA and worthy trying for sure.

01-15-2012 01:06:55 | More by oriolesfan4
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btesta

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-14-2012 22:53:17 | More by btesta
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pharmer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-14-2012 22:37:15 | More by pharmer
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-14-2012 22:20:20 | More by ALLISON01
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +5%

No freshness date that I can see.

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Deschutes tulip.

A: Pours a clear copper colour. 2 fingers of creamy white head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Nice balance between citrus and malt. A slight touch of alcohol.

T: Nice blend of citrus and pine. A touch of malt. Linger piney hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp and prickly on the tongue. Nice dryness in the finish. Not too dry though.

Overall this a great representation of an American IPA. Nice overall hop character and well balanced as well.

01-14-2012 22:14:26 | More by muletrane
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jeanphony

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

01-14-2012 12:34:40 | More by jeanphony
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bhir

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-14-2012 02:58:28 | More by bhir
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crewfan16

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

poured from a bottle to a sam adams perfect pint glass. have heard good things about this brew, so I was excited to try this one.

a- typical golden yellow/apple juice color for an ipa with a big frothy white head. slightly light in color, but otherwise pretty typical for the style

s- tropical fruits and some bitter pine. definately some sweetness with a bit of malt backbone

t- follows the nose pretty well. tangy pineapple sweetness, then some nice bitter hop resin. whats this? a bit of malt backbone from a cali IPA...i like it.

m- carbonation is typical for the style. finish is nice. very drinkable. if I could get it all the time, I think i would make it a typical session beer.

overall, a very tasty and surprisingly balanced california IPA. 6-pack for $10 isnt too bad, but dont know if it beats two hearted out in terms of value, but still a very good american ipa.

01-14-2012 02:35:43 | More by crewfan16
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DocJ87

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-13-2012 06:21:40 | More by DocJ87
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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-13-2012 05:49:45 | More by hippityhophead24
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HopNelius

New York

4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

Served out of a bottle and into a pint glass.
Appearance-golden amber, with a two finger head and some carbonation.
Smell-pine and malts.
Taste-Nice pine hops hit you upfront followed by some maltiness and it finishes with a lovely notes of grapefruit.
Mouthfeel-wonderful
Overall-I find myself gravitating back to this IPA whenever I see it. This is a great IPA and one that you could drnk a few of. It is well balanced between the malts and the hops but also has a unique taste.

01-13-2012 03:05:00 | More by HopNelius
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iBeer16

New York

4.22/5  rDev +0.7%

Enjoyed in a pint glass.

A: pours a nice rich golden color with about a 2 finger head that is slightly off white. Holds for a decent amount of time and leaves nice lacing all over glass.

S: strong aroma of piney hops but also has a hint of sweet malts.

T: starts of fairly bitter however then moves toward a very nice sweet flavor, finally finish is again bitter, leaves mouth a bit tingly

M: medium carbonation, body is medium to light for an ipa but feels nice. Covers whole palate due to hop bitter and malt sweet, finishes nice and tingly.

Overall, pretty solid ipa. Would I recommend? Yessir you're god damn right I would.

01-13-2012 02:12:17 | More by iBeer16
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-12-2012 21:26:25 | More by FirstBrewsoon
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,179 ratings.