Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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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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Photo of sammy1185
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful golden color, light head, moderate to heavy carb

S: Apple cider, pine, caramel, orange peel

T: Truly an exceptional brew. One of the best IPA's available in Missouri. Opens up with a little sweet malt right alongside fresh squeezed grapefruit. Comes alive shortly afterwards with very bright hops. Slightly bitter finish that lingers, but the good kind of lingering around. Kinda like Jay and Silent Bob hanging around front of a liquor store lingering. It works really well

M: Medium bodied and easy drinking for an IPA

O: I'm definitely a fan. 12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint. You can definitely tell this is a refined beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours golden-amber with a finger and a half of white head. Leaves decent lacing.

S - Pineapple, Mango, banana, cloves, grapefruit.

T - Pineapple and mango up front, Grapefruit and slightly malty middle, With a slightly clove and banana like finish. Very tropical tasting.

M - Light, Slightly creamy body with light carbonation.

O - Overall, This was a great, easy drinking IPA. I bought it at random having never even heard of the brewery and I'm glad that I did. I'd definitely have it again.

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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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4.5/5  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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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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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4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: A golden orange color. Spotty lacing, fair amount of carbonation. About a finger and a half of white head. Its got that typical looking west coast ipa head.

S: Definitely getting the hops smell, along with lemon, and grapefruit.

T: Really good example of a west coast IPA, in my opinion. Hop forward with grapefruit.

M: Fairly crisp and medium body feel. The hops linger for a little while. For some reason it seems to have a little too much carbonation for me.

O: This is a great IPA. I like this up there with Stone's IPA and also Greenflash's IPA. Definitely a go to beer.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,738 ratings
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