Café Racer 15 - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by puertobrewing:
3.98/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Palmas Station in Cataño, Puerto Rico.
Appearance - one an a half fingers of head on top of the golden opaque beer.
Smell - this just kills me. I hope I don't look stupid smelling so many times this beer. Not the best smelling beer but certainly on my top 5. Citrus, floral, guava, grapefruit and passion fruit all in there product of the intense hopping this beer has undergone. This beer will have you smelling it for as long as you have it on your glass.
Taste - well the hops punch you from the tip of the tongue to the back. It's the idea of a Double IPA but I've tasted others which do a better job balancing the bitterness including their own Double Red Rocket. Anyway it's really good tasting with a lot of the flavor coming from the hops, meaning tropical fruits and sour gummies.
Mouthfeel - this one has a huge body. Very thick but well carbonated and extremely enjoyable to drink.
Overall - a very good Imperial/Double IPA but certainly not the best. It would certainly appeal even to the most demanding hopheads but this style of beer can also be appealing to other kinds of beer drinkers as some I-IPAs do.
Serving type: on-tap
10-10-2011 05:41:28 | More by puertobrewing
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4.41/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours with a dense, tan head. Color is a cloudy amber. Has a thick, creamy and sweet middle with a resinous wrapping. Candied sugar exists and some syrup is left on the lips. Some orange rind is in there as well. Alcohol is sharp. Big, slow and brilliant drinking.
Serving type: on-tap
03-22-2014 22:42:09 | More by stephens101
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.
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