Café Racer 15 - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Kendo:
4.21/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip - carefully, as I saw plenty of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Body is slightly hazy honey-orange with only a small film of whitish head.
S: Nice clean DIPA nose - lemon, grapefruit and even pineapple.
T: Nice malt foundation of sugar cookie cookie dough, then the hops. They're sweeter than expected - think tropical fruits and sugar-dusted grapefruit and oranges. Reminds me somewhat of some "older" DIPAs that are no longer made, e.g. Stone X and Goose Island Imperial. Touch of alcohol heat at the finish. Finishes with a decent dryness. ABV heat felt in belly right away. Bitterness coats the palate (finally) in the aftertaste.
M: Full in body, slightly slick in feel, as carbonation is modest.
O: Good stuff. On the sweeter side of the DIPA spectrum, but interesting flavors with a good bitterness lingering on the aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2013 01:14:52 | More by Kendo
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3.8/5 rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down a bit, leaving lots of lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops—oranges in particular—stand out in particular along with hints of pine resin hops.
T: The taste has flavors of pale malts along with notes of grapefruit and pine resin hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be maltier compared to other Imperial IPAs but has an interesting mix of hops that lend some. complexity to the smell and taste. It is rather drinkable considering the strength as the alcohol is well masked from the taste.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 02:29:42 | More by metter98
Café Racer 15 from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.