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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,255 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,255
Reviews: 2,181
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 192
Gots: 488 | 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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4/5  rDev -4.5%

I don't think I have had this beer since my review in 2007. Been a while and it was on for growler fills.

A: Fairly clear light copper color. Poured with a finger of billowy white head with excellent lacing. A great lookiing IPA.

S: The nose lacks a little. Little bit of a piney citrus note. The malt is there as well but a bit subdued. I remember having this years ago and thinking it was super fragrant.

T: Very well balanced. Not that much bitterness. Not that much else besides just a touch of a piney hop note. Finishes super clean.

M: Nice light mouthfeel. Lacks that slightly syrupy quality I look for in a IPA. A touch creamy. Great carbonation for a growler.

D: This is a classic. Something I would get on tap at home for a daily drinker. Really nice. Not quite sessionable but I would session it.

05-29-2010 21:54:48 | More by aerozeppl
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,255 ratings.