Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale
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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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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass.

A: pours a nice rich golden color with about a 2 finger head that is slightly off white. Holds for a decent amount of time and leaves nice lacing all over glass.

S: strong aroma of piney hops but also has a hint of sweet malts.

T: starts of fairly bitter however then moves toward a very nice sweet flavor, finally finish is again bitter, leaves mouth a bit tingly

M: medium carbonation, body is medium to light for an ipa but feels nice. Covers whole palate due to hop bitter and malt sweet, finishes nice and tingly.

Overall, pretty solid ipa. Would I recommend? Yessir you're god damn right I would.

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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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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,774 ratings