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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,943 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,943
Reviews: 2,168
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 167
Gots: 382 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a globe glass

A: SRM is straw/light yellow. Head is off white, 1 in., dissipates to line the beer. Medium carbonation. Medium/light lacing.

S: Hops come off moderately. Slight floral and honey notes.

T: Hop is complimented by a slight carmel maltiness. This flavor washes over entire initial palate. A bright hoppiness hits the outsides of the secondary palate, while a nice bitterness is present in the middle. Aftertaste is slightly malty, with hops resting on the entire perimeter of the palate. At 7% ABV, the alcohol is hardly noticable.

M: Hops blend nicely with malt and carbonation to creat a mf that is both agressive and mellow. Hops give a slightly cumulative effect, enhancing mf throughout consumption.

O: Quite a pleasure to drink. This beer is both hop forward and subtle and balanced all at the same time. The nuances of this beer are what makes it great. Excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

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A-pale golden yellow color with decent white head with good lacing

S-floral and citrus notes with some hints of bitterness

T-citrus and nice floral flavors with good hop finish

F-medium body with good balance and moderate carbonation

O-an excellent IPA with good balance and nice flavor

Serving type: bottle

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,943 ratings.