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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4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to oversize wine goblet during Super Bowl 46.

A: Glowing golden, slightly opaque with small eggshell head

S: Tons of juicy sweet citrus hops. A very inviting and mouthwatering aroma has me anxious to dive into another one of these.l

T: Juicy fruit gum, orange and pink grapefruit, caramel malts, some earthy pine bitterness. Hop forward, but with enough malt backbone to balance things out in the end.

M: Full bodied but not sticky, significant hop bitterness on finish.

O: This is a top notch, highly drinkable and well put together IPA. I never have a problem going back to this one whenever we get it in stock here in western WI.

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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a small cap. Nice tight rings of lace line the glass on the entire drink down. Smell is all about the hops: grassy, herbal, earthy, and some slight citrus zest. Taste is mainly of grassy and herbal hops with a malt backbone to support everything. There is a mild bitterness that lingers on the palate with each sip. This beer has a medium bodied mouthfeel with a lower level of carbonation. Overall, this is a good IPA but it features a hop profile that I am not all that crazy about.

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4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A nice light orange color. It is a little but cloudy. The color is not very deep though.

S: The smell is nicely balanced. Up front are some nice piney hops, maybe a little bit of citrus like orange, which is followed up by some nutty, roasty malt.

T: The hops are right up front, which goes down slightly bitter, but still delicious, Mixed in nicely are those roasted malt characters.

M: It's almost dry from the bitterness of the hops. The carbonation is perfect for the style.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,768 ratings