Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

7,654 Ratings
Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale

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

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

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

A local beer for me. Brewed within 50 miles of my home. Short lived head, burnt copper color, nice hop come on with a slowly pleasant diminishing of the hop aftertaste. A beer to keep around! fairly persistent lacing, nice clarity. The brewery has recently started to distribute this beverage in six packs, as opposed to only in 22oz bottles.

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

Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co. is a decent tasting IPA. Nice hit of citrus/grapefruit as soon as the bottle was cracked open. Great golden amber to orange color on the pour. It has a nice medium-bodied feel ! Citrusy up front, piney on the backend with just enough bitterness. The flavor stays with you after it finds its way down . Clocking in at a 7.5% ABV, this one could catch up to you with the quickness. I do like this but I will chose a Bells Two Hearted over this one , but that's just me.

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a bomber into a wine glass.

A-Quite a bit of sediment in my pour. Blond color when held into light.

S-Smell is heavy citrus grapefruit. I am also tasting a touch of alcohol, grass and lilac flowers. There is metallic in the aroma as well.

T-Mostly bitter grapefruit in the front but not to intense. All around mild and pale.

M-Very nice mouth feel with balanced carbonation which leaves the mouth cleanly and promptly.

D-Very drinkable ipa.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,654 ratings.
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