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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

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 7.3%
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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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-18-2013 14:52:51 | More by nmann08
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

09-12-2013 23:20:45 | More by yourefragile
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-14-2014 19:10:43 | More by DrBier
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dirtylou

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

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

Washington

3.91/5  rDev -1.5%

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a thin white head with light lacing. Nice aroma of pineapple and other tropical fruit, citrus, sweet malt and citrus hops. Flavor is very citrus forward, lemon, orange and grapefruit, taping off to finish with a moderate piney, citrus hop finish with long lingering peppery bitterness. Medium bodied. An interesting approach to an IPA; the citrus comes on strong at first, but is very nicely balanced by the malt body, I'm impressed by the balance. Hops are not quite as intense as I expected, but are also nicely presented by the balance of the other elements. Interesting and thirst quenching. I would get this again if it is ever bottled.

07-04-2013 03:49:26 | More by LiquidAmber
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vfgccp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-11-2013 00:52:05 | More by vfgccp
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Durge

Connecticut

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%

This IPA is a rusty amber color, clear but a bit hazed. The head is big flimsy bubbles that break up quickly to settle into a quiet rim of little bubbles. Lacing is modest. The aroma offers a very clear shot of orange-lemon citrus beauty. There's a subtle oat grain there too to balance it out nicely. The flavor echoes the aroma with solid citrus hop over a tea and wheat blend. Lots of tasteful orange and light lemon. It's medium bodied with medium carbonation and a lazy feel that works fine. Not as great as i expected but plenty good.

07-16-2013 07:55:32 | More by Durge
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-12-2013 22:29:37 | More by Boone757
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-18-2013 04:11:00 | More by AngusOg
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

09-29-2013 20:53:01 | More by VelvetExtract
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-16-2013 16:59:21 | More by thegerm87
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petermethot

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-17-2013 00:33:28 | More by DRBiser
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beagle75

Iowa

3.91/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

06-15-2013 18:48:16 | More by beagle75
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-29-2013 00:27:02 | More by gillagorilla
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litheum94

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-25-2013 22:50:29 | More by rbrefbeerman
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-10-2013 01:06:47 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-24-2013 22:38:14 | More by craft_shannie
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-26-2013 21:09:06 | More by BostonPhilly
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-25-2013 15:08:02 | More by Atomicskis5
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Racer 5000 from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.