Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.19/5
7,708 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
Ranking:
#1,095
Reviews:
2,337
Ratings:
7,708
pDev:
9.55%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
351
Gots:
1,416
Trade:
8
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,708 |  Reviews: 2,337
Photo of Nerudamann
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look - Very orange in color, looks kind of like a Blue Moon. Good carbonation. 1 finger's worth of foam.

Smell - Very citrusy, but I couldn't make out any other distinct aromas.

Taste - Typical IPA taste, very hopy, but with a good balance, probably from the citrus taste. It really hits the top front of the palate.

Mouthfeel - Pretty light, not too creamy.

Drinkability - Pretty good beer in general, maybe a little too IPA for me though. But a worthy beer nonetheless.

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Photo of Unchi
5/5  rDev +19.3%

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

Photo of drgonzo2k2
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Punisher
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of bsm80x
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of msscott1973
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jamie2dope
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this one over the summer at Redbones, and I gotta say that I wasn't exactly impressed with it. Everything deserves a second chance though right? So anyway, this one pours a sort of plain amber color. What made it really pleasing is that the head sticks to the glass like crazy, along with the just barely visible sediment floating here and there. Smell at first seemed slightly metallic, then with another whiff, gave way to some citrusy aromas, really juicy smell. The citrus is accompanied in the taste by a literal attack of hops on the palate. These are some really aggressive hops, that never quite seem to end. The initial citrusy presence seems to end with a more earth based ending. The mouthfeel is medium in body. Drinkability is great, but i guess thats assuming that you really like hops, cause this one definitely has them. Im really glad I gave this beer a second chance. I think i will get it again folks.

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Photo of MadScientist
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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

Photo of DerrickW
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of TheMarkE
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful golden hue with a perfect head and generous lacing.

Smell: Subtle. I can make out some citrus, pine and malt.

Taste: Pine and citrus, hints of spice. Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, creamy, with just the right amount of bitterness at the end.

The Verdict: Very good. One of the smoothest, well balanced IPAs I've had. Definitely a West Coast style. Plenty of hops without being a hop bomb.

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Photo of Oakhtar
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of tmm313
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is gorgeous. Bright amber color with 1 finger, creamy head. Great lacing.

Smell is amazing. Tropical fruit, tangerine, orange, malt, pine, and a little lemon.

Taste is hop forward, but you taste the malt almost immediately following. Good mix of sweet grapefruit and pine. Finishes with slight booze and lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is creamy. Gradually morphs into a sticky, oily coating.

Overall: Very satisfied. My favorite feature was the smell, but very well balanced as a whole. Would definitely have again.

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Photo of beerme626
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of hit728
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of timotao
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of MJ64
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GennyCreamAle
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of tastymug
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of topdown
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,708 ratings
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