Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

7,643 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

Served chilled from a 12oz Brown bottle no date.

A: Pours a beautiful golden copper colour. Fairly light. Very small amount of head from pour. Amazing lace on side walls of glass, almost leaves a film on the glass like oil and water.

S: Smells of a good quality home brew. Hops stand out, with hints of fruits and spices. Smells slightly better than the average IPA.

T and M: Just right, easily drinkable. Not to bi
tter but just right. Tastes almost creamy. Small hint of alcohol but not over powering.

O: First beer I have had from Bear Public. After reading so many good things I had to give it a try, and I must say I'm not disappointed. This is a high quality IPA.

I would recommend this beer to a friend.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a beautiful amber/golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy/frothy off white head. smells of vanilla, bourbon, pine. taste is mainly pine with hints of honey. grapefruit in the finish.

medium body with a nice creamy texture throughout. mild carbonation. sweet finish leaves you wanting more.

a great ipa with a friendly gesture abv percentage. i wouldn't mind a few of these in a row, even though it's not a session ale! very warming, which probably wasn't the BEST idea for today's 95 degree and sunny day, but it's fucking delicious so it's totally worth the sweaty forehead i now have.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,643 ratings.
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