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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,003 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,003
Reviews: 2,169
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 170
Gots: 396 | 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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bwiechmann

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-16-2011 22:32:47 | More by bwiechmann
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

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
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,003 ratings.