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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

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,834 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,834
Reviews: 2,231
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 246
Gots: 773 | FT: 10
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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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pale golden yellow color with decent white head with good lacing

S-floral and citrus notes with some hints of bitterness

T-citrus and nice floral flavors with good hop finish

F-medium body with good balance and moderate carbonation

O-an excellent IPA with good balance and nice flavor

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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2.8/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big disappointment.
I really didn't want a second one.

The after taste is just too bitter. The overall taste is not balanced, but is rather harsh.

The astringent quality in the taste and the mouth feel are overwhelming.

Pine, resin, grape fruit, just too harsh.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,834 ratings.