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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
93
outstanding

6,831 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,831
Reviews: 2,229
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 246
Gots: 771 | FT: 10
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-27-2002

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
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber poured into an IPA glass. No date visible on the bottle.

A - Golden amber color. Cloudy with suspended sediment. Light lacing around edges of glass.

S - Hints of tropical fruit, orange, grapefruit, and apricot. Initially hard to isolate, but presented themselves better as the beer warmed.

T - Beer initially present a piney sweet citrus and tropical fruit flavor followed by a bitter grapefruit finish. Completely masks 7% ABV. Unfortunately, sweetness dominates other flavors, which ties into mouthfeel...

M - Both initial presentation and finish are syrupy, corresponding to the dominating sweetness of the beer. After the finish is complete, mouth felt slightly sticky. Appropriately carbonated.

O - My overall opinion is greatly influenced by the tropical fruit sweetness and syrupy consistency. I love the bitter hop finish with hints of grapefruits, but those flavors are in the minority.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,831 ratings.