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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

5,943 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,943
Reviews: 2,168
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 167
Gots: 382 | 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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Ratings: 5,943 | Reviews: 2,168 | Display Reviews Only:
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jpaulsen

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-31-2013 00:58:26 | More by jpaulsen
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

03-30-2013 20:53:22 | More by mikepcarney
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-30-2013 03:56:13 | More by BAsbill
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TheLevi4000

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

03-30-2013 03:28:28 | More by TheLevi4000
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spoony

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 355 ml bottle (with a code of some kind...I couldn't tell what it meant) into a globe glass.

A-This is a decent looking brew with a nice copper, orange golden color. There are some minor bubbles visible, but not much in the way of head; a thin white, slightly shiny head devolves quickly. A touch of lace is left behind.

S-The smell is a balanced mixture of buttery, toasted malts and fruity, lightly dank hops. The hops are sweet and orange flavored, but a little underwhelming. A slight hoppy oiliness comes out as the beer warms up to room temperature.

T-The taste, like the smell, is uh (read: uninspiring), balanced and there is more malt here than I would've expected. The hops are citrusy rather than pine-oily-dank, but there is a mild, peppery, spice in the finish. The flavors are a touch coarse.

M-The feel is creamy for the style with mild, fine carbonation and a medium body.

O-This brew hits the meh button for me. It wasn't unpleasant, but I expect an IPA with 7% ABV to provide a little more flavor firepower than this. Perhaps my bottle was old, but I felt like the hops had faded, almost into oblivion, and the result was a so-so brew that did not measure up to other examples of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 03:14:39 | More by spoony
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Marty91

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-30-2013 03:12:59 | More by Marty91
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jsanmarco

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

03-30-2013 01:42:31 | More by jsanmarco
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-30-2013 01:01:28 | More by grimey68
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BrewtalAlement

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-29-2013 23:30:41 | More by BrewtalAlement
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HiWire

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-29-2013 02:55:42 | More by HiWire
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nwatson

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-29-2013 00:35:08 | More by nwatson
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MykelJH

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-28-2013 11:30:57 | More by MykelJH
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Doc_Hops

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-28-2013 04:45:49 | More by Doc_Hops
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SalTnutZ1

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

03-28-2013 02:11:31 | More by SalTnutZ1
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timeo

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-28-2013 01:34:19 | More by timeo
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seakayak

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-27-2013 19:51:28 | More by seakayak
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stevepat

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

03-27-2013 17:56:56 | More by stevepat
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soulmanifesting

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-27-2013 04:56:33 | More by soulmanifesting
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MadScientist

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-27-2013 03:21:57 | More by MadScientist
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allentownpaguy

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is a perfect example of an IPA with a real beer taste/ Smooth as an IPA with a very Hoppy taste and great beer finish make this one of my top 5 favorite beers. Not only works as a compliment to food of many varieties, but works well all on its own as well. I am a big fan of local options, but this beer comes all the way from california and it is worth every mile it travels to get to my store in Pennsylvania Love it!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 01:40:39 | More by allentownpaguy
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HopChef44

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-27-2013 01:27:14 | More by HopChef44
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-27-2013 01:00:21 | More by MNBeer1017
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BWED

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

A- Golden orange with a faintly off white one finger head. Loads of lacing.

S- Floral citrus with a light caramel background.

T- Sweet malt back bone, faint but there, carrying a strong hop flavor of citrus peel and some pine.

M- Medium body, slightly creamy with a bitter finish, however it doesn't linger or isn't drying.

O- VEry solid IPA. Really like the mouthfeel for this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 00:34:25 | More by BWED
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Bearman13

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

03-27-2013 00:33:44 | More by Bearman13
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JulianB

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-27-2013 00:33:19 | More by JulianB
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,943 ratings.