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Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale
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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: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- nice almost orange like look, good 1 finger head

S- pleasant hoppy scents of grapefruit, pine, a bit of orange

T- not being a huge hop fan this is very nice i must say. Robust mix of hops and some malt..Hops are definitely there and not overbearing. Maybe its the malt balancing it out? Dry in the end..

M- Medium body smooth dry finish

O- This is probably one of the best IPA's I have tried given my taste tends to the maltier styles of beer. I give it two thumbs up for that! Id even buy it again!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am a big IPA fan and had read a decent amount about this brew. I picked up a six and went at it. That said I was not overly impressed by this beer. Pliny, Hopslam and others have dominated my taste buds so Racer 5 fell short for me. Don't get me wrong it's a decent brew but I have not sought it out since.

Bottom Line: Decent IPA worth buying if Hopslam and Pliny are unavailable.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,727 ratings
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