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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

Educational use only; do not reuse.

6,766 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,766
Reviews: 2,221
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 229
Gots: 716 | FT: 9
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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

*review from notes on 9/17/10*

Nice golden pour yields a thick head. A nice array of hop aromas, grapefruit, lemon zest, as well as some floral and pine notes. Very fresh tasting, lots of hops upfront with a decent malt balance - the hops are the standout though, just how I like my IPAs. There is a slightly bitter and dry finish, but remains quite refreshing and drinkable. Solid offering from Bear Republic.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured it into my pint glass. It has a dark golden amber appearance.

The first smell that jumps out at me is some resinous piney hops, there are some sweeter hops to balance it but the resinous bitter hop smell is pronounced at 40 degrees.

The taste is glorious, lots of hops. It starts fruity floral but finishes bitter and resinous. I would say It is perfectly balanced.

The mouth feel is pretty light, for all the flavor Racer 5 goes down pretty easy.

As it warms up it becomes more enjoyable.

Overall I knew this was a fresh bottle and when fresh this is a must try IPA.

Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,766 ratings.