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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

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 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a 1 finger head and some suspended sediment floating around. Nice lacing.

S: Sweet floral and citrus hops along with some faint bread.

T: I taste the hops, but not really floral or citrus like the smell would lead you to believe. Very light malt flavor in the end. Nicely balanced and not overpowering. The alcohol is well hidden.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink.

O: Very impressive West Coast IPA. Hoppy enough for the hopheads to be happy, but smooth and balanced enough for anyone to enjoy. Well done Bear Republic!

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A: Golden yellow topped off with a half a finger of white foam. Lacing sticks around once the foam settles.

S: Flowers, pine, and citrus. Some sugary, caramel sweetness and breadiness brings the the aromas together nicely.

T: Round with initial notes of bread and cane sugar followed by bright, fresh pine, citrus and a hint of pineapple juice. Herbal spice finish tops off the palate. Strong but balanced palate with some nice tropical notes which really adds a nice touch.

M: Medium bodied with good linger and carbonation. Surprisingly smooth and easy to drink.

O: A standout west coast IPA which I feel like is the NorCal rival to Stone's IPA. A great IPA which is widely distributed thus making it a good entry point into the style.

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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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