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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,334 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,334
Reviews: 2,186
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 195
Gots: 523 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

RyanCMcGovern, Feb 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

crashoveride, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Fitzmke, Feb 07, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

On-tap served in a pint glass

A - Clear golden with one finger white head with moderate lacing and moderate head retention.

S - A lot of citrus hops a little pine and sweet malt.

T - Follows the smell, great hop balance with a nice initial sweetness with a great dry bitter finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O - A fantastic IPA!

williamjbauer, Feb 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Bob320, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

40ontarget, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

musicsherlock, Feb 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

jwat, Feb 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

rockaday, Feb 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Rekrule, Feb 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

asafarc2, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

brnavarra, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

timbre, Feb 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottle to oversize wine goblet during Super Bowl 46.

A: Glowing golden, slightly opaque with small eggshell head

S: Tons of juicy sweet citrus hops. A very inviting and mouthwatering aroma has me anxious to dive into another one of these.l

T: Juicy fruit gum, orange and pink grapefruit, caramel malts, some earthy pine bitterness. Hop forward, but with enough malt backbone to balance things out in the end.

M: Full bodied but not sticky, significant hop bitterness on finish.

O: This is a top notch, highly drinkable and well put together IPA. I never have a problem going back to this one whenever we get it in stock here in western WI.

doucmehu, Feb 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

HumanParaquat, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

cosmo4u, Feb 05, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a small cap. Nice tight rings of lace line the glass on the entire drink down. Smell is all about the hops: grassy, herbal, earthy, and some slight citrus zest. Taste is mainly of grassy and herbal hops with a malt backbone to support everything. There is a mild bitterness that lingers on the palate with each sip. This beer has a medium bodied mouthfeel with a lower level of carbonation. Overall, this is a good IPA but it features a hop profile that I am not all that crazy about.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 05, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%

A: A nice light orange color. It is a little but cloudy. The color is not very deep though.

S: The smell is nicely balanced. Up front are some nice piney hops, maybe a little bit of citrus like orange, which is followed up by some nutty, roasty malt.

T: The hops are right up front, which goes down slightly bitter, but still delicious, Mixed in nicely are those roasted malt characters.

M: It's almost dry from the bitterness of the hops. The carbonation is perfect for the style.

raynmoon, Feb 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

neubert1974, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

danielp215, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

rydev24, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

sauger86, Feb 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

switzer, Feb 03, 2012
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,334 ratings.