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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,936 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,936
Reviews: 2,168
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 167
Gots: 378 | 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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Hattie

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-16-2013 03:45:54 | More by Hattie
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MDF

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-15-2013 16:55:54 | More by MDF
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Debrojo

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

03-15-2013 13:42:06 | More by Debrojo
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ecut11

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-15-2013 12:44:37 | More by ecut11
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pepperduck

California

5/5  rDev +19%

03-15-2013 05:10:27 | More by pepperduck
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stoney1031

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-15-2013 02:03:07 | More by stoney1031
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GuzzLah

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a clear, gold with a short white head and leaves a little lace. No bubbles.

S - pine, resinous, citrus hops. Soft pale malt. The yeast is neutral.

T - is like the aroma. Could be a palate wrecker with the hops they used, but they managed to make a potentially rough set of hops behave and play well together. The absence of caramel is appreciated in this brew.

M - low-medium body and carbonation. Medium bitterness for the style with a medium sustain and just enough sweetness to keep the bitterness in check.

O - this is a nice example of a restrained West Coast IPA. I'd be happy to drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 22:53:56 | More by GuzzLah
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duobob

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-14-2013 20:21:51 | More by duobob
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LCB_Hostage

Pennsylvania

4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass (many, many times over the years)

A: Deep sunny orange, with a moderate, dense white head. Nice lacing that lasts the life of the beer and beyond.

S: I pop the cap and hold the bottle up to my nose and it makes me smile. A crisp, artful blend of citrus and piney hops predominate with yeasty undertones. This is what beer should smell like.

T: As with the aroma, Bear Republic has found an almost perfect blend of hops for my palate. There's enough malt and alcohol in the mix to make it "beery" but the hops hit your tongue and leave a lasting impression without an overly bitter aftertaste .

M: Crisp and refreshing with enough carbonation to wake up the tongue and disperse the flavors.

O: Needless to say, this is one of my favorite, go-to beers and has been since my first bottle. A solid hop punch, but balanced enough not to kill the palate. I can't say there aren't better IPAs out there, because I haven't had the pleasure of trying them all. But given the relatively modest price and widespread availability, this is a beer that will always be represented in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 18:51:50 | More by LCB_Hostage
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flydudehsv

California

4.94/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Real nice IPA. Not the hoppiest, but it has some zip. Nice sweet malt in the background but really smooth for the 7% ABV. Initial aroma is pine forest. Orange amber color with a moderate off white head. Flavor starts fruity (apricot, orange) turning light grapefruit bitter and finishing kinda dry and orange rind bitter. Medium body, smooth with moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 06:59:16 | More by flydudehsv
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Roy1586

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-14-2013 01:14:41 | More by Roy1586
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cbord459

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-13-2013 19:08:02 | More by cbord459
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psuwakko

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

03-13-2013 17:35:49 | More by psuwakko
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BigVin215

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-12-2013 19:50:35 | More by Abnrml
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New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,936 ratings.