Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyed on tap at Shakespeare's. Review input from notes.
Slightly hazed golden yellow body. Slight head remaining when pint glass gets to the table. The retention was decent, moderate lacing cements itself to the walls of the glass.
Fairly dominant citrus hop aroma with nice floral backing. Grapefruit up front, with apricot and pineapple just behind. A touch of caramel malt lies in the back.
Dominant citrus flavor up front is balanced by a caramel maltiness which falls just behind. The hops flavor balances the sweet citrus flavors with a touch of pithy bitterness. The caramel flavor is a but too strong for my preference but it does not become distracting.
Medium mouth feel. The hops are a bit oily on the tongue. Finish is fairly dry.
Very drinkable IPA. While it falls short of the top tier I would have no issues drinking a few in a sitting. I do hope we see Bear Republic expanding their offerings availability in Michigan, I will certainly pick this one up.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2011 18:42:30 | More by kzoobrew
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,050 ratings.