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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,613 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,613
Reviews: 2,199
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 212
Gots: 622 | 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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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Pat316, Mar 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

MordeciaFunk, Mar 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Archimedes, Mar 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

PhillyP, Mar 08, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a slightly hazy, golden/orange. Bubbly head which sticks around for a while. Nice lacing

S - Nose is led by the hops, which are a mild citrus

T - Taste has more pine than citrus, and there is a bit of honey sweetness balancing it off.

M - Slick feel, with a moderate level of carbonation

O - Better overall than the sum of its parts, just a very solid beer, happy to have this in regular rotation.

jman892, Mar 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

MADhombrewer, Mar 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Bitonti, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of GallowsThief
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a bomber into tulip.

A – Slightly hazy golden pour with a finger of foamy and clingy white head that left lacing down the glass.

S – Hops, floral, citrus, grapefruit.

T – Solid hop punch right out of the gate. Bitterness from the hops sticks right in. Has a nice balanced citrus following with orange and grapefruit. Almost a slight caramel malt flavor. Bit of piney flavor to finish.

M – Medium bodied with solid carbonation. Creamy palate.

O – I am growing fonder of IPA’s everyday and this one really has great tastes. It ranks high on my list with a nice balance of light sweet and hop punch. Winner from Bear, wish they sent these east.

GallowsThief, Mar 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

minneapolitanjim, Mar 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Kuges, Mar 06, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amber color,Medium sized off white head that lasted for a decent amount of time before fading to a nice lace.The aroma was malty and sort of sweet with a nice citrusy side and piney tones to it.The flavor was much the same malty and very hoppy with a nice fruit side to it,slightly heavy feel in the mouth.

Labeerfinder, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

instein, Mar 06, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a duvel tulip. Nice yellow orange with a 1/2 inch off white head. Aroma is piney but nothing special. Flavor has a nice caramel and malt back with a strong hop hit. Bitter citrus fruits are apparent with more of that pine coming through. Mouthfeel is somewhat sticky. Overall a good ipa, just not amazing.

thydarkprevails, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

capolo2k, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

javiernano, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

archey, Mar 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

safiske, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

durkle, Mar 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Rocketman8911, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

GR3, Mar 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

DrFunkenstein, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

mcdmusic, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Hendral, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

mrelizabeth, Mar 04, 2012
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,613 ratings.