Café Racer 15 - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 770 | Reviews: 149 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mxchap:
4.63/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: Golden Amber and Orange. Rich creamy head. Decent lacing. [4.5]
Aroma: Pine, Mango, Grapefruit, Pineapple. Bit of fusel and malt on the back end. [4.75]
Taste: Mostly citrus. Bit malty and boozy on the end. As it warms up, the pine flavor from the Chinook takes over and plays nicely with the Citra etc. [4.5]
Feel: Great carbonation and sticky / resiny feel. [4.75]
Overall: I've had this beer on tap 3 times and once on the bottle. I've had Pliny (Elder) countless times on tap and in the bottle. I like this better. Worth trying. Definitely better on tap. The bottle I had was 1.5 months old. [4.75]
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2013 22:07:45 | More by mxchap
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I paid 9.99 for this bottle and it was born 9/5/13 2 days before my 31st birthday. I found it in Ohio still on the shelves, and knew I missed it the first time around. However, I still hadn't had this beer from Bear Republic. If it's so gone because of the aged hop profile I'm not going to knock it, but I have to try it. This should have been gone the first week it was out!!!
It appears a clouded apricot golden glowing orange hue with an off white head forms fine bubbled carbonation, impressive look to say the least.
However, the aromatics are consumed with aged hops and a mild citrus note, dank marijuana and the whole nine.
Gladly, the flavor is amazing the hops being aged don't damper my experience at all, big malts, big alcohol, and big hop flavor come across. Earthy, citric grapefruit peel, candied sugar notes with all of those expressive hops.
Mouthfeel isn't cloying at all, clean excessive hop bursts add a drying quality to the profile. Drinks way to easy on the palate, clean aggressive and still going down great.
Overall, I hope to God that I never find this fresh, because I might not be able to handle it...it may blow my mind, because this is super fucking good on the palate.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 20:04:27 | More by WVbeergeek
Café Racer 15 from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 770 ratings.