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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,594 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,594
Reviews: 2,198
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 209
Gots: 607 | FT: 8
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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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

yokken, Mar 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

vr6corrado, Mar 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

justinbrown, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of Adam5150
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy gold, with a tint of red, and a medium sized white foamy head. Excellent lacing. Strong floral and citrus hop aroma, well-balanced w/ a smooth malt finish and a bitter aftertaste that goes down smoothly. Medium mouthfeel. Refreshing and very drinkable IPA.

Adam5150, Mar 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

sgoro, Mar 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

BigInChicago, Mar 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

KyleBatten, Mar 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

n2pux, Mar 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Ablackbrew, Mar 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

robieobie1, Mar 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

martyl1000, Mar 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Shmantha, Mar 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

RoryOMoore, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of dejrrma
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

8 oz for $4.75, served in snifter at the Porter Beer Bar. Reviewed on 3.9.12.

a- pours an amber orange color, very bright, with a a finger of head, and good lacing.

b- immediate honey. honey all the way. some hops. caramel, a seriously amazing smelling beer.

t- light and hoppy. subtle citrus flavors, mainly sweet orange. perhaps some guava. but there's lots of honey, with a noticeable malt background. not nearly as bitter as i'd like or expected, but still good.

m- lower carbonation than i expected. light and refreshing.

o- solid ipa. glad i got a chance to try it (i don't think bear republic distributes to georgia). i expected something much more like port's mongo, though.

dejrrma, Mar 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Nage37, Mar 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

ensign11, Mar 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Omer4176, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Forb
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber...

Appearance: Slightly hazy pale, orange body with bubbly carbonation floating amid a mild sediment. Plenty of layered sticky lacing on the glass as the beer is consumed.

Taste/Smell: Nice clean hop aroma with a sweet malty presence within both the aroma and on the palate. Fresh cut grass and citrus hop flavors with a caramel malt backbone. Finishes with a creamy, slightly sweetened, hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation with a hop explosion that settles from the malt into a lingering minor bitterness that sits coated by the malt for a quite balanced finish.

Overall: A unique interpretation; but a beautiful one at that.

Forb, Mar 13, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clear (for IPA) pale amber, with good amount of white/off white head, good retention. Nice clean hop aroma, citrus and a small amount of floral. Taste follows with mostly hop and a clean citrus hop with some pine and floral backing. Not overpowering however and a bit of the malt profile still comes through. Pale malt with caramel accent. Good smooth mouthfeel with a puckering that lasts and balances nicely. Solid beer, but not outstanding.

Also I did not buy this beer a friend gave it to me. I will never buy anything from Bear Republic after they sued my local brewery for copywrite infringement. http://www.redracerbeer.com/ Get over yourself Bear Republic!

IllNate, Mar 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

kb2250, Mar 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

MerkurKing16, Mar 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

jtd335, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

wchasse222, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Louski, Mar 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 11, 2012
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,594 ratings.