Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale
7,709 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden, decent initial head, fades quickly, a bit of lacing.

Sweet malt and floral hops in the smell.

Light sweet malt background, pine twang, slight grapefruit finish. Fairly classic, but nothing particularly unique that I tasted.

Medium-smooth mouthfeel.

A good example of the style, but nothing on this really stood out for me. Good but not great.

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ghostly haze to a light orange color. White thin head. Not much for head retention, although it could be the glass. This beer smells great. Piney hop resin upfront. Some sweet malt. Hops are piny and almost pineapple in flavor. Aftertaste is citrus hops and malt. Really soft and clean. Mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth. Soft bitterness that doesn't linger, and considering the ABV very smooth beer. Thickness is suiting. Highly flavorful and surprisingly drinkable.

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4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Simply glows in the tulip. Transparency reveals sediment floating within. Not expected, but not an issue either. Smells quite good. Piney and tropical. Mmmm, quite good. Pine and bitter to start, which cascades downward to a clean, yet resinous finish. Very smooth. The hops are there, certainly, but they're deftly kept at bay by a sweet maltiness. This is very good. Reminiscent of PtE. Should have bought more of it.

Like It? Very Much So

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,709 ratings
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