Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
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7,678 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
Ratings:
7,678
Reviews:
2,328
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
Wants:
349
Gots:
1,399
For Trade:
8
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had this on cask at Race Street Cafe in Philadelphia before a show at the Electric Factory with some other beer geeks. I've had this in bottle several times before, never before on cask.

A - Clear, gold, fluffy white two finger head.

S - Typcial IPA aroma, fairly floral. A mild sweetness.

T - Very focused and defined hop flavor. Quite enjoyable. Sweetness flavor matches the intensity of the aroma. Just enough to balance out the hop bitterness.

M - Feels about average.

D - I could drink this one all day. It was a nice treat on the hand pump.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in 16oz pint glass
A: Hazy orange in color with a thin layer of off-white head. Leaves a decent amount of lacing in the glass.
S: Citrus with a touch of pine.
T: Grapefruit is the dominant taste along with some pine. Slightly bitter finish lingers in the mouth.
M: Light to medium body. Slight prickle from carbonation.

A solid West coast IPA. Nothing outstanding to distinguish it from others such as Stone, but nothing bad about it either.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,678 ratings.
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