Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
92.5%
Liked This Beer
4.19 w/ 7,702 ratings
Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
California, United States
bearrepublic.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed with American pale and crystal malts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. There's a trophy in every glass.

2009 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – GOLD
2009 Colorado State Fair – Best of Show
2006 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
2005 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
1999 Great American Beer Festival® India Pale Ale - GOLD

Added by kbub6f on 03-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,088
Reviews:
2,335
Ratings:
7,702
Liked:
7,122
Avg:
4.19/5
pDev:
9.55%
Alströms:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
351
Gots:
1,411
Trade:
8
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,702 |  Reviews: 2,335
Photo of GoHabsGo
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dubnation
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chriswjr
3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden amber/brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipates within less than a minute. The smell had a nice allocation of bitter piney hops to bittersweet citrus hops. It ends up allowing a decent malt background to come in as the beer warms. The taste was mainly bittersweet leaning more towards the bitter side, but lets a decent sweet citrus and slightly maltiness come in to balance nicely. There was a nice citrusy/piney sweet aftertaste and also a nice dry finish. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionability running about my mouth and tongue. It had a decent sharp bitter assault on my mouth and tongue like a good AIPA should. The carbonation is harsh just as well. Overall, in my opinion, this was a great AIPA well worthy of having again.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange colors with a small white head. Smells of oranges, some malt, and hops. Taste is of oranges, bitter earthy hops, and caramely malt. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall this is a delicious citrusy and bitter IPA.

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Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexManiacDrunkard
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tracker83
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShepardCommander
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vetbidder
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange copper color to this beer, very inviting. Somewhat subdued nose of citrus and malt. Good piney and citrus flavor with a stronger malt backbone. One of those beers that actually tastes as good as it smells. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Something missing on the end of this flavor compared to the Head Hunter I had earlier. I think the malts lean just the slightest bit towards caramel which is not my favorite in an IPA.

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Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raziel313
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RMW66
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of Turbo
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeGude
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle. Hoppy. But pretty smooth.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thick deep and dank hops. This one lives up to all the hype. Deep honey in color and lots of citrus in the nose. There is a slight alcohol note here, but it's early overlooked.

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Photo of Dave2234
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeB
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92.5% out of 100 with 7,702 ratings
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