Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.1/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Served on tap in a chalice at Bricks.
Appearance: My pour arrives with a slightly cloudy tangerine color. A bit of a white froth rests on top, sticking around with a firm resilience and leave a few spots of lace on the glass. Visible bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass to replenish the head.
Smell: The focus of the aroma is a juicy citrus hoppiness. Some light honey sweet grains are noticeable as well, as is a slightly pungent herbal and earthy hoppiness.
Taste: Up front there is a good amount of bready malt with a bit of honey. The sweetness lingers for a few moments, blending with the grapefruit, tangerine, and orange zest very nicely. Some light herbal hops and spicy notes combine with a dose of pine hops to create a complex finish. There is a lightly bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Bear Republic has done just a phenomenal job of figuring out the mouthfeel to their beers. Creamy and smooth to the utmost degree without losing the raw grainy and prickly nature of the malt and hop bills. The carbonation helps to assist the flavors reach the tongue efficiently without getting in the way. The body is properly medium to full.
Overall: Another offering from Bear Republic that is well worth the money. At this point maybe I have had too many IPA's to fully appreciate the simple elegance of this one, but I find it easily drinkable.
Serving type: on-tap
11-16-2011 22:29:26 | More by KickInTheChalice
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,003 ratings.