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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,471 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,471
Reviews: 2,192
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 208
Gots: 565 | 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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5/5  rDev +19.3%

PJKSR02, Feb 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Came a cloudy yellow with a thin white head, typical IPA look.

Smelled of grapefruits and hops not over powering but good.

Taste was that of one of the best IPA's I have tried. It had the hops and malts just tasted really great and really well balanced.

The mouth feel was very smooth with a little carbonation.

This is one great iIPA, it does all the standard IPA things just extremely well. This has to be one of my favourite IPA's.

Dave1999, Feb 09, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of the few IPA's i will actually drink,

P: pours a hazy gold with a nice 1.5 fingers of head

S: pine hops, sweet citrus, and a light hit of malt.

T: pine hops, sweet carmel, some bitter orange rind. very tastey.

M: goes down very smooth, but leaves hop resin on the roof of ur mouth.

O: one of a few IPA's i actually enjoy.

GNWBC, Feb 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

acolby, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

msarver16, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle.
A: cloudy coppery gold. some resin.nice white head.
S: slight hopps and earth. very nice.
T: hoppy and citrusy. very light pine.
M: a full feeling. good carb and very smooth.
O: a great find. a better ipa. as an ipa lover id say this is a go to ipa for anyone new to ipa's.

nate714, Feb 09, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle (bottled 12-06-11) poured into Dogfish Head tulip pint glass.

A- Hazy golden with off-white two finger head and decent lacing. Right for the style.

S- Smell is pungent grapefruit, pine and Bazooka Joe bubble gum

T- Taste is big citrus and pine hops with that Bazooka Joe bubble gum. Hop forward, but balanced near the end. Good!

M- Medium body with medium carbonation. Prefer it to be a bit more viscous.

O- I have had this beer many times, even at the brewpub in Healdsburg. One of my favorite go to IPAs. However, the recent price hike at my local store may keep me from picking this up in the future. Looking forward to visiting the brewpub again though.

bstave, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

ChadT89, Feb 09, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden orange, a bit hazey with a decent white head, and leaves plenty of lacing

S- pine, citrus, bubble gummy

T- Grape-fruit, bubble gum, pine, very hoppy and fresh tasting, with a nice malty balance

M- Medium body, high carbonation, can feel the hop oils. Only complaint is that taste does not stay with you for long

O- I really appreciate how readily available this beer is, and how little it costs for the quality. The only thing that I would change is that I would have it have a bit more body, and be a bit chewyier, but overall, and excellent beer.

StoryOfTheGhost, Feb 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

rusty3335, Feb 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Buick222, Feb 08, 2012
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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,471 ratings.