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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,052 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,052
Reviews: 2,173
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 175
Gots: 411 | 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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CSQ1111

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-09-2011 22:31:02 | More by CSQ1111
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JeremyDrinksBeer

California

5/5  rDev +19%

12-09-2011 22:07:24 | More by JeremyDrinksBeer
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cletusdog

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-09-2011 13:38:30 | More by cletusdog
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-09-2011 06:21:04 | More by BMart
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TKHawn61

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19%

12-09-2011 05:03:09 | More by TKHawn61
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Maltus

Virginia

5/5  rDev +19%

12-09-2011 02:23:38 | More by Maltus
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RobertTheRogue

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +19%

12-09-2011 01:46:15 | More by RobertTheRogue
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amosher13

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-08-2011 23:16:06 | More by amosher13
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valkyre65

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-08-2011 17:27:56 | More by valkyre65
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-08-2011 15:46:46 | More by Yabev15
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Theitos

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +19%

12-08-2011 13:26:24 | More by Theitos
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stevecooks

California

5/5  rDev +19%

12-08-2011 09:04:15 | More by stevecooks
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kornkid8600

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-08-2011 07:19:09 | More by kornkid8600
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cannot find a bottle date.

Beer is a golden orange colour. A finger-width of white head. Pretty good retention. Good lacing.

Nice smell, full of juicy citrus. Pineapple sticks out, some grapefruit as well. Pine scents are strong as well. Sweet malt is present as well.

Lots of juicy citrus flavours in the taste as well. Grapefruit and lemon leave a moderate and nice bitterness. Pine flavours are there as well. like the nose. A pronounced caramel malt flavour backs it up. Very well integrated. Finish is bitter but only moderately. The alcohol is barely noticeable I would have guessed it was lower.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit sticky feeling.

Overall, definitely a very good IPA. The label does not scream "buy me", but the appearance is deceiving!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 02:37:51 | More by jrenihan
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bluetrevian

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-07-2011 22:29:15 | More by bluetrevian
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blcmat

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-07-2011 21:06:39 | More by blcmat
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jriggins6

Colorado

5/5  rDev +19%

12-07-2011 19:10:00 | More by jriggins6
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Devi0us

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-07-2011 09:59:13 | More by Devi0us
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01Ryan10

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-07-2011 05:42:20 | More by 01Ryan10
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StoutFest

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-07-2011 05:20:38 | More by StoutFest
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-07-2011 04:46:54 | More by s1ckboy
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fergster75

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19%

12-07-2011 02:40:06 | More by fergster75
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Unchi

California

5/5  rDev +19%

12-06-2011 23:58:48 | More by Unchi
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rhm210

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-06-2011 14:12:52 | More by rhm210
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rustymoore

Tennessee

4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange with minimal head and reasonable leaving throughout

Smells strong of the pine floral scent of hops and citrus notes

Taste is a great blend of hops and citrus flavor. Not too much of either, but if I had it my way the hops would be just slightly less pronounced.

Mouthfeel is slightly acidic but crisp and smooth for the most part

Overall a great IPA that can be enjoyed all year round

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2011 04:54:16 | More by rustymoore
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,052 ratings.