Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

7,641 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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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into an NB globe. Bottled on 4/12/12.

A: Off-white single-finger head. Body is a light hue of golden...seems lighter than most IPAs but maybe it’s just because it’s pretty darn clear.

S: Predominantly citrus and some nice tropical fruit. Some alcohol comes through.

T: More tropical fruit on the palate than in the nose. Citrus is less than I expected from the aroma but still a big part of the overall profile. More sweet at points than many IPAs. There’s a grain aftertaste that is more than I’m used to (or would prefer).

M: Decent amount of alcohol burn in the dry finish. Not the most drinkable IPA you can buy. Body is medium, texture is pretty dry and carbonation pretty standard.

O: I prefer IPAs that produce tropical fruit flavors. Although this isn’t the fruitiest example of the style, it’s still delicious.

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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Photo of jb413
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - No good glasses in the new apartment. Straight from the bottle.

S - Piney moderately strong nose with some vague citrusy

T - Big piney hop-forward brew. Smack of bitterness. Some sweetness towards the end in a tasty finish.

MF - Smooth, good amount of carbonation, 7.0% ABV makes for a bigger body.

O - Big, hoppy, bitter. Definitely nice, but not quite as good as I'd hoped

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,641 ratings.
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