Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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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:
7,676
Reviews:
2,326
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
Wants:
349
Gots:
1,398
For Trade:
8
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an orange-yellow color with a big fluffy head that demonstrates pretty good retention. Lots of foamy, sticky lacing sticking to the sides of the glass.

S: Hops, pine, gradefruit, pineapple, citrus. Nice.

T: Sweet and malty up front. Tastes are similar to the nose. Bitter hops finish. Maybe just a little too bitter once the beer warms a bit. Instructions on the bottle say to serve this at 45-50 degrees. I don't think I would recomend drinking it quite that warm.

M: Fairly light body and pretty smooth. Appropriate amount of carbonation. Hops leave the tongue tingling like most other IPAs.

D: Not my favorite IPA, but it's very good. Very drinkable and lots of good flavor. Hops just a little too overpowering in the finish, but that's only a minor complaint.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,676 ratings.
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