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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6,696 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,696
Reviews: 2,209
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 223
Gots: 655 | 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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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cannot find a bottle date.

Beer is a golden orange colour. A finger-width of white head. Pretty good retention. Good lacing.

Nice smell, full of juicy citrus. Pineapple sticks out, some grapefruit as well. Pine scents are strong as well. Sweet malt is present as well.

Lots of juicy citrus flavours in the taste as well. Grapefruit and lemon leave a moderate and nice bitterness. Pine flavours are there as well. like the nose. A pronounced caramel malt flavour backs it up. Very well integrated. Finish is bitter but only moderately. The alcohol is barely noticeable I would have guessed it was lower.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit sticky feeling.

Overall, definitely a very good IPA. The label does not scream "buy me", but the appearance is deceiving!

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange with minimal head and reasonable leaving throughout

Smells strong of the pine floral scent of hops and citrus notes

Taste is a great blend of hops and citrus flavor. Not too much of either, but if I had it my way the hops would be just slightly less pronounced.

Mouthfeel is slightly acidic but crisp and smooth for the most part

Overall a great IPA that can be enjoyed all year round

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,696 ratings.