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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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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,261 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,261
Reviews: 2,183
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 192
Gots: 491 | 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:
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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Ratings: 6,261 | Reviews: 2,183 | Display Reviews Only:
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rlpete


4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

08-30-2014 05:30:57 | More by rlpete
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DougT

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-30-2014 05:26:31 | More by DougT
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WoostaBia

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-30-2014 01:37:04 | More by WoostaBia
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beerdogg

Texas

3.96/5  rDev -5.5%

08-29-2014 22:54:55 | More by beerdogg
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%

Bomber poured into a Sam Adams glass

Clear, golden amber with a steady stream of bubbles. Two finger white foam cap settles to a frothy, half finger lid with great lacings. Looks great.

Aroma of citrus with a hint of floral.

Slight , crisp bitterness on the tip of the tongue quickly leads to a full mouth of hoppy flavor at the middle of the tongue. Smooth hoppy finish.

Suds up well in your mouth, smooth finish.

Very good beer and available all over my area. Don't remember the price, but, it was relatively inexpensive.

08-29-2014 21:52:23 | More by WunderLlama
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etmur007

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

One of my favorite IPAs out there.

08-29-2014 18:24:19 | More by etmur007
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nate19red

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

08-29-2014 18:15:42 | More by nate19red
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MTBruce


3.52/5  rDev -16%

08-29-2014 10:33:39 | More by MTBruce
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hoppheadIPA

Florida

4.32/5  rDev +3.1%

08-28-2014 17:26:13 | More by hoppheadIPA
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DerekCarruth

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

08-28-2014 01:48:59 | More by DerekCarruth
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Jakehopsical


4.08/5  rDev -2.6%

08-27-2014 21:23:36 | More by Jakehopsical
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Dogleg

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-27-2014 17:36:39 | More by Dogleg
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CSO

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-27-2014 14:58:21 | More by CSO
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-27-2014 14:37:09 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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Bacchus1


5/5  rDev +19.3%

08-27-2014 05:49:56 | More by Bacchus1
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PauseyP


4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-27-2014 05:47:17 | More by PauseyP
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Mrwizardbb

California

3/5  rDev -28.4%

08-27-2014 03:32:38 | More by Mrwizardbb
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TimZebGir

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

A: Lightly cold hazy (my friend’s that was not as cold was almost transparent), golden yellow with greenish tinge—light foamy head leaves faint ring throughout drink 3/3
S: Grassy and citrusy, but not all that strong 9/12
T: Citrusy middle rounded out with floral notes, with alcoholic tinge throughout, finish is a grapefruity hang 15/20
F: Astringent throughout, light carbonation 4/5
Overall: Perhaps Racer 5 was aggressive when it was first brewed 15-some-years-ago, but this is now a quite pleasant and subdued alternative to the hop-assaults on the market today 7/10
Total = 38/50

08-27-2014 03:05:44 | More by TimZebGir
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samtrillo

California

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%

08-27-2014 00:40:54 | More by samtrillo
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jordanimal

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

08-26-2014 21:31:48 | More by jordanimal
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J_BEYERLY

Connecticut

4.52/5  rDev +7.9%

08-26-2014 13:50:06 | More by J_BEYERLY
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Montclair_Ed

New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%

08-26-2014 13:48:23 | More by Montclair_Ed
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bcoyle

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-26-2014 11:49:46 | More by bcoyle
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dataylor21

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-26-2014 07:03:11 | More by dataylor21
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blackmathdavey

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

08-26-2014 02:25:24 | More by blackmathdavey
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,261 ratings.