Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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4.19/5
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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:
#1,203
Reviews:
2,353
Ratings:
7,768
pDev:
9.55%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
356
Gots:
1,451
Trade:
9
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 7,768 |  Reviews: 2,353
Photo of kkarimi
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very solid IPA.

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Photo of Grill20
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RollDamnTide
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of detgfrsh
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 12oz bottle. Pours a clear orange with a finger of white fluffy head. Citrus/floral hop smell. Slightly sticky feel. Juicy citrus taste with some sweet malt and a touch of bitterness. Man, this is one drinkable IPA.

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

Photo of Kinserd8
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redsoxjim
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of entenduintransit
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boilerup
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ahypercube
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I remember when I first had this beer. I think this is the one that made me decide that IPAs and me were gonna be a thing.

L: Opaque body, orange tinted peach in color. Lots of white head. Beautiful lacing. Classic IPA look.

S: Peach cobbler, applesauce, pineapple, mango peel, banana, navel orange and pine.

T: So tasty. Sour apple and peach up front with that topical fruit right behind, a bit of cooked onion that doesn't really make it through on the nose. Finish is granny smith apple peel with some grapefruit and pine. Very mellow profile for 7.5%.

F: Super smooth. The only brewery to beat out Stone and Sierra Nevada for supremely drinkable IPA.

O: World class, my ass. There's only one place in the world they make beer this good and that's southern Cali. Whattup!

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Photo of bigbeerfan
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Parmesan
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Clear golden orange color with a creamy thick white head that leaves about an inch on top and rings of lacing all around the glass.

S: Citrusy, floral and earthy hops mixed with some sweet malt. Very inviting.

T: Citrus, earthy and floral hops, so.e tropical fruit mixed with some sweet malt and a medium to strong bitterness. Slight onion and alcohol at the end.

F: Medium body with good carbonation.

O: This is a classic IPA.

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Photo of CobraDC23
3.51/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mlassalle
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smooth and balanced; great head of foam with good lacing. Would definitely recommend!

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reggie3025
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of zbelair
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear gold color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of slight piney hops, citrus hops, floral hops, sweet malt, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. There is a noticeable hop bitterness. Tastes of slight piney hops, citrus hops, floral hops, sweet malt, and slight alcohol. Overall, good blend, body, appearance, and aroma. It has been soooo many years since I have had a Bear Republic ... I've missed you ole buddy.

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Photo of alwaldron11
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of EMH73
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap, pours a clear Amber with a half inch fluffy white head that left blotches of lacing. Smells of citrus fruits and pine. Tastes predominately of bright citrus fruits, pine and some sweet malt. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, mild bitterness, slightly dry finish, crisp, clean and refreshing.

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Photo of Hopsohard
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,768 ratings