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Racer 5000 - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Racer 5000
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BA SCORE
88
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 7.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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AaronHomoya

Indiana

4.61/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Had the great fortune of enjoying a couple pints of this at La Taberna Lupulo in San Juan, Puerto Rico - which is a great little beer bar, by the way.

Racer 5000 is a special version of Racer 5 made for the 5000th batch at Bear Republic's original brewhouse. This batch was made with triple the amount of dry hops. I loved it - awesome, big, citrus, pine, lemony hop aroma. Really perfect. Otherwise it's very much like a standard Racer 5, which is a solid IPA. Light amber appearance with a nice head, decent malt backbone, though not a ton of caramel. Bitter, mouth watering finish. Easily drinkable.

This is what I look for in an IPA. Too bad it's not more available.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2013 00:13:34 | More by AaronHomoya
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corysmith01

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-09-2013 03:25:45 | More by corysmith01
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-07-2013 17:46:32 | More by jmmy3
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dirtylou

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on-tap @ sixgill

Triple-dry hopped Racer 5, i believe. Was once the 5,000th batch of Racer 5, but this is clearly a remake. This stuff was solid - currents of green leafy hop, dank, herbal, loads of citrus. Cool variant of Racer 5 - a nice find on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2013 03:54:34 | More by dirtylou
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-19-2013 13:15:08 | More by mendvicdog
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Nathans_86ed

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-17-2013 04:01:42 | More by Nathans_86ed
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zahara15

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-21-2013 16:30:27 | More by zahara15
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litheum94

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-10-2013 00:46:28 | More by litheum94
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Pjev11

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-26-2013 00:58:44 | More by Pjev11
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docacl

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

05-20-2014 01:56:00 | More by docacl
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emakings

Puerto Rico

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-10-2014 22:33:13 | More by emakings
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petermethot

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

09-14-2013 16:46:17 | More by petermethot
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Pours a cloudy orange color with a very slight head. Looks just like Racer 5, one if the best readily available beers out there.

S-Aroma brings forth a decent amount of candied citrus and tangerines. Light pine and a bit more grass. Subtly sweet caramel and wet bread malt.

T-We'll hopped but I'm not sure if the flavones presented here are my favorite. I get strong candied citrus, which I don't always love the sweetness that accompanies this flavor. Lots of tangerines, too. Some caramel and breads notes.

M-Dry, bitter and a bit resiny. Pretty drinkable though.

O/D-A decent beer but give me Racer 5 over this any day. A tasty treat that I probably won't see again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2013 20:53:01 | More by VelvetExtract
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-07-2014 21:30:37 | More by Griffith
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-20-2013 06:20:20 | More by mc4z
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-25-2013 15:08:02 | More by Atomicskis5
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-25-2013 22:50:29 | More by rbrefbeerman
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-26-2013 21:09:06 | More by BostonPhilly
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emile772

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-22-2013 13:26:44 | More by emile772
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-11-2013 16:41:05 | More by ROGUE16
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-12-2013 22:29:37 | More by Boone757
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jryanj927

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-11-2013 02:48:13 | More by jryanj927
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stafford2

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-17-2013 18:40:55 | More by stafford2
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mjrex77

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-26-2014 19:53:19 | More by mjrex77
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-16-2013 16:59:21 | More by thegerm87
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Racer 5000 from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.