Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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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
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.