Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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7,658 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:
7,658
Reviews:
2,322
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
Wants:
350
Gots:
1,392
For Trade:
8
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance
Sunset orange glow with a healthy head that settles to 1/4" cap

Smell
Citrus and very fruity; nice, big aroma

Taste & Mouthfeel
Lots of sharp hoppiness throughout; seems to start off with piney hops but then more citrus flavors come in mid-way; the finish is of caramel sweetness--almost toffeelike with a hint of toasted flavor; medium bodied, velvety texture; the Cascade hops make the beer feel familiar, as many American IPAs use this variety; fairly big beer, so not something I could drink multiples of in one sitting

Overall
Racer 5 definitely competes with the best of American IPAs, but for some reason it doesn't seem to stand out. Maybe it's just me from having too many IPAs lately, or maybe there's not enough going on in the recipe to keep me interested. I'd recommend it to anyone, but I don't see it working its way into my regular rotation.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,658 ratings.
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