Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

7,656 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: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Unclarified burnt umber, thick creamy head that doesn't disperse quickly and laces the glass nicely.

S: Big notes of crystal malt and maybe barley. Strong hop and citrus aroma, mainly pineapple. Slight hints of nutmeg and cinnamon.

T: Citrus hop up front, mainly grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple. Has a very strong malt backbone like other good IPA's. Mainly crystal malt and maybe wheat or two row barley. Dry bitter finish.

M: Medium-light to Medium body, with moderate carbonation. Bitter, with little to none alcohol ethers.

O: Great and competitive IPA. My go to 6 pack for sure. If I cant decide on something at the distributor in 10 minutes, I'll always walk out with this. Great IPA to keep on hand.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,656 ratings.
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