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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,947 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,947
Reviews: 2,168
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 167
Gots: 383 | 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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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, no date.

appears a pale yellow golden color, almost no head, just some soapy white foam that quickly fades. smells grassy, slightly vegetal. corny pale malt too. taste has very little malt flavor, just a little grainy. floral, grassy light hop flavors dominate. thin body, medium to high carbonation.

overall - not my type of IPA. by the flavor and color, it seems like its all base malt. needs more malt flavor and body for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 01:49:55 | More by jmdrpi
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Deetz

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.6%

01-03-2012 01:47:44 | More by Deetz
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -28.6%

01-26-2013 17:11:53 | More by dertyd
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Hatshep18

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.6%

12-10-2011 18:25:02 | More by Hatshep18
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BlakeSmith

California

3/5  rDev -28.6%

01-25-2013 20:05:08 | More by BlakeSmith
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CBrown3763

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.6%

11-07-2013 19:09:36 | More by CBrown3763
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DrunkenMonk

California

3/5  rDev -28.6%

06-05-2012 20:31:15 | More by DrunkenMonk
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tsulli

Ohio

3/5  rDev -28.6%

03-03-2012 02:05:30 | More by tsulli
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.6%

01-04-2012 18:24:35 | More by AWS2111
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3/5  rDev -28.6%

10-11-2012 01:22:03 | More by Dave_Treat
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NoHop4me

Florida

3/5  rDev -28.6%

07-17-2013 07:08:22 | More by NoHop4me
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skiit13

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -28.6%

07-16-2012 23:44:31 | More by skiit13
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -28.6%

07-17-2013 00:21:47 | More by mwbrady12
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -28.6%

03-24-2014 12:25:39 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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Steimie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -28.6%

02-16-2012 22:03:58 | More by Steimie
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sing

New York

3/5  rDev -28.6%

07-08-2012 01:21:58 | More by sing
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ONN8

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -28.6%

12-27-2011 03:47:08 | More by ONN8
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breyton490

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought a 12 pack of 12oz bottles in Jan 2011 on the east coast.

Nice hop aroma, similar to what I remember when having this on tap in Heldsberg.

Very clear appearance, nice big rocky head.

Nice bittering, very good IPA, but not very drinkable. Mouth feel was thick and syrupy. Alcohol taste evident.

I don't think I could drink more than one or two bottles in a sitting due to the heavy, sticky, syrup texture of the beer. Prefer the dryer finish found in a Sierra Nevada or Russian River IPA (RR IPA or Blind Pig)

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2011 20:19:51 | More by breyton490
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spamages

Michigan

3/5  rDev -28.6%

12-30-2011 03:14:41 | More by spamages
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -28.6%

03-23-2013 00:38:33 | More by djaeon
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BeeGinner

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -28.6%

06-06-2012 18:57:43 | More by BeeGinner
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -28.6%

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

California

3/5  rDev -28.6%

02-02-2012 02:09:53 | More by mrip
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cuy50

Virginia

3/5  rDev -28.6%

07-24-2012 03:17:04 | More by cuy50
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kmoore149

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.6%

05-03-2012 02:53:10 | More by kmoore149
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,947 ratings.