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:
#1,218
Reviews:
2,354
Ratings:
7,774
pDev:
9.55%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
357
Gots:
1,456
Trade:
9
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 7,774 |  Reviews: 2,354
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4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Irishhubby
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Goes down smooth. Malty with a nice hop finish. Little unbalanced, but very flavorful. All in all a nice IPA.

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Photo of StanleysCup
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nass
3.32/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Quite bold tasting for a west coast IPA. Not as balanced as I thought it would be. I do sort of like the hop profile on this beer, but not something I would care to seek out again. Cheers! C (75-79) score range

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

Photo of Bammer21
3.4/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,774 ratings