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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale

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6,777 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,777
Reviews: 2,223
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 233
Gots: 720 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-27-2002

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear amber/orange, one-inch white head settles a little but never goes away completely. Sticky webs of lacing cling all the way down the glass.

S: Bitter hop scents waft out from the moment the cap is removed. Grapefruit and lemon rind, pine resin. Lighter tropical hop scents underneath. Touch of caramel and some biscuit.

T: Lemon zest and mandarin orange at the outset. Pine resin and bitter grapefruit rind kick in with a rough bitterness shortly thereafter. Pineapple. Faint grain and biscuit. Bitter pine and grapefruit in the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied, very lush and delightfully creamy. Light, prickly carbonation. Ridiculously smooth.

O: One hell of an IPA. Really damn tasty, great mouthfeel. One of the best go-to options within the style, especially considering its wide availability. A classic that continues to stand up to the best in what is perhaps the most popular beer style in the American craft market.

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4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA.

A: Clear golden color with one-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a minute. Nice lacing.

S: Citrus hops and caramel malt.

T: Light sweetness and moderate to high bitterness. Citrus hops and toasted malt flavors.

M: Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation. Very smooth and crisp.

O: I liked this IPA but liked the Dogfish Head better.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is amazing in any form. Bottle, draft, someone poring it into my hands. Anything!

I give basic descriptions. I mainly care about taste, obviously

A- Perfect IPA appearance. Not too dark but not too light.

S- Hops leaning on the citrus side. Little tropical.

T- Amazing! Pefect balance, yet still hitting you hard with hops! I don't know how they do it

M- Mouthfeel is smooth and easy to drink.

O- This is my favorite session IPA. (My idea of session is 7% or lower) LOL. This is my go to IPA. Haven't found a better single IPA yet.

Serving type: Anything!!! I just want it!

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,777 ratings.