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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear amber/orange, one-inch white head settles a little but never goes away completely. Sticky webs of lacing cling all the way down the glass.

S: Bitter hop scents waft out from the moment the cap is removed. Grapefruit and lemon rind, pine resin. Lighter tropical hop scents underneath. Touch of caramel and some biscuit.

T: Lemon zest and mandarin orange at the outset. Pine resin and bitter grapefruit rind kick in with a rough bitterness shortly thereafter. Pineapple. Faint grain and biscuit. Bitter pine and grapefruit in the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied, very lush and delightfully creamy. Light, prickly carbonation. Ridiculously smooth.

O: One hell of an IPA. Really damn tasty, great mouthfeel. One of the best go-to options within the style, especially considering its wide availability. A classic that continues to stand up to the best in what is perhaps the most popular beer style in the American craft market.

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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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