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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
94
outstanding

6,050 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,050
Reviews: 2,173
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 174
Gots: 407 | FT: 7
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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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

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,050 ratings.