Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 6,179 | Reviews: 2,175 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,179 ratings.