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Racer 5000 - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Racer 5000
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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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Craze38

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-22-2013 18:29:45 | More by Craze38
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-20-2013 06:20:20 | More by mc4z
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Connecticut

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: growler

07-16-2013 07:55:32 | More by Durge
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caradford86

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-14-2013 15:26:47 | More by caradford86
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-12-2013 22:29:37 | More by Boone757
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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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corysmith01

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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

Washington

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

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.

Serving type: growler

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-25-2013 22:50:29 | More by rbrefbeerman
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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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emile772

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-22-2013 13:26:44 | More by emile772
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mjl21

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-19-2013 04:56:42 | More by mjl21
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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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litheum94

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

Indiana

4.61/5  rDev +16.1%
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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Racer 5000 from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.