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Racer 5000 - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Racer 5000
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BA SCORE
88
very good

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 7.3%


Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AaronHomoya on 02-05-2013)
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beagle75

Iowa

3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Draft service into a shaker pint glass at Bear Republic pub in Healdsburg.

A: Clear, brassy golden color with a webwork of residual white bubbles. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Moderately intense hops qualities of grapefruit peel and green plant stems; otherwise clean.

T: Begins dry, with aggressive grapefruit citrus that is juicy and aromatic. A backbone of well-toasted grain is revealed during the middle, after hops qualities moderate somewhat. Spicy bitterness clings to the palate as eastablished qualities ease into late balance.

M: Medium viscosity, resinous and slightly acidic on the palate, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: While the wild-type Racer 5 seems a bit delicate and nuanced by modern standards, this triple-hopped version is obviously something noteworthy. The stolid but unobtrusive malt bill carries the increased hops load well, yet still manages to not vanish completely. This IPA serves as an excellent showcase for the Centennial cultivar of hops.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2013 18:48:16 | More by beagle75
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Racer 5000 from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.