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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,238 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,238
Reviews: 2,181
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 192
Gots: 483 | 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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KevinTK


5/5  rDev +19.3%

05-30-2012 13:46:47 | More by KevinTK
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dychoi

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-30-2012 09:59:52 | More by dychoi
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hansenme

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-30-2012 06:27:17 | More by hansenme
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yas

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-30-2012 02:48:24 | More by yas
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Hands22

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-29-2012 23:44:07 | More by Hands22
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

a beautiful amber/golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy/frothy off white head. smells of vanilla, bourbon, pine. taste is mainly pine with hints of honey. grapefruit in the finish.

medium body with a nice creamy texture throughout. mild carbonation. sweet finish leaves you wanting more.

a great ipa with a friendly gesture abv percentage. i wouldn't mind a few of these in a row, even though it's not a session ale! very warming, which probably wasn't the BEST idea for today's 95 degree and sunny day, but it's fucking delicious so it's totally worth the sweaty forehead i now have.

05-29-2012 22:10:46 | More by facundoCNB
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -28.4%

05-29-2012 19:32:07 | More by OriolesFan1008
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Bike2work


4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-29-2012 15:12:47 | More by Bike2work
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phaley87

Maine

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-29-2012 13:16:19 | More by phaley87
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-29-2012 11:59:52 | More by Number3red
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Mister_Joshy

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-29-2012 07:16:17 | More by Mister_Joshy
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Gabbyaboutipa

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-28-2012 16:57:11 | More by Gabbyaboutipa
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aaronblain22

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

05-28-2012 13:02:27 | More by aaronblain22
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BeerOps

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-27-2012 18:30:43 | More by BeerOps
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pbass78

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-27-2012 00:48:36 | More by pbass78
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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clayton


3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

05-26-2012 16:07:42 | More by clayton
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jmarklan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

A: Pours a clear golden/ dark copper. Head could be a bit better but it leaves some nice lacing.

S: Smells of earthy and spicy hops, slight citrus. Tropical aromas, fruity sweetness.

T: Hops bear the same characteristics as the nose let on and with an additional minty touch, but the malts and fruity aspects are much more prevalent. Slight pineapple and possibly mango? Very nice. Finishes with a slightly toasted grain. Not overly bitter and very well balanced.

M: Light/medium body, slightly syrupy, and very smooth. Hop resin is noticeable and sticks to the palate.

Overall: An awesome American IPA. Thank you, Bear Republic.

05-26-2012 06:32:59 | More by jmarklan
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gradergator

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-25-2012 21:17:37 | More by gradergator
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nkp765

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-25-2012 20:00:37 | More by nkp765
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FunkyFibes

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-25-2012 01:41:03 | More by FunkyFibes
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Shineonsolar


3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

05-24-2012 00:16:49 | More by Shineonsolar
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

05-24-2012 00:02:58 | More by ryanpj
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iabeerbaron

Iowa

4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

A fantastic IPA. Cloudy orange/copper pour with a thick white head. Hop aroma shines with a bit of sweetness in there. Flavor is grapefruit, toasted malts, and kind of a woody taste. Very drinkable!! Excellent balance in this beer, will continue to purchase this one.

05-23-2012 16:50:03 | More by iabeerbaron
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ccozzi

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-23-2012 02:39:28 | More by ccozzi
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,238 ratings.