Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

7,679 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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally got a pint of this. Pours a brilliant golden orange with sticky head. Hops abound in typical IPA fashion. Nicely balanced too. It's an IPA at its most basic, but it's done to near-perfection. Hoppy, but balanced. Strong, but not too strong. Can't complain! It's a really solid IPA that makes for a great go-to beer at the bar or with dinner.

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Fantastic on draught.... much better than the stale imported version at home. Big peach and citrus nose with a strong but not overpowering bitterness in the mouth. Very, very drinkable.
Looked great, smelled great, tasted great. The quest for the perfect Ipa still continues though..

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,679 ratings.
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