Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale
7,709 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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Photo of 05Harley
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

#8 Best by 8/5/2014
Estimated calories - 225/12oz

Purchased through Lets Pour
Price - $7.40/220z bomber

Pours hazey orange with a frothy 2" head with strong suds that disappear in slow motion. Heavy lacing outlines the pour line and decorates the glass. This is a fine example of how a quality IPA should look, impressive.

The smell is initially malt heavy with an underlying scent of citrus fruit. As it warms, it begins to toy with your nose bouncing between floral, caramel and citrus notes. I cant quite nail down the dominate scent which is driving me nuts.

The flavor is top notch with mango, orange and spices draped over a caramel background. Amazing balance between a sweet and bitter sensation, very well done.

Mouthfeel is spot on for the style and the high light of my experience. Sweet upfront followed by a period of grapefruit bitterness which lingers just long enough before I thirst, followed by a warm dry finish which draws the curtains, amazing...

Impressive example of the style with just the aroma holding it back from outstanding all around.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of SteveB24
3.69/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

appearance; clear gold, thin layer of head that actually retains pretty well.

smell; very mild citrus and malt.

taste; pretty sweet, for an IPA. pine and citrus are upfront with lots of malt in the backbone.

mouthfeel; medium body, quite creamy, very mild carbonation.

overall; not bad, worth the 5.99 i paid for it. but wouldn't buy again. just too ordinary

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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

Appearance: Unfiltered light golden yellow color, good white head, leaves good lacing

Smell: Hoppy, citrusy, a little pine and resin, and some toasted malt backbone

Taste: Starts with the hops, citrus, pine, and resin. Good amount of bitterness, spot on for the style. Decent toasted malt backbone, with some caramel in there.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation

Overall: A solid IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,709 ratings
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