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

Golden yellow in color - respectable head with good lacing and hops suspended throughout the beer ... guess the crud on the bottom of the bottle got in there ... oh well. Decent hop aromas, but nothing overwhelming. Hops certainly come out in the taste - somewhat floral ... a little grapefruit as well. Medium in body with a creamy texture and a lingering hop finish. Very nice. This ranks right up there with some of the more costly IPAs I've had.

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

Cannot find a bottle date.

Beer is a golden orange colour. A finger-width of white head. Pretty good retention. Good lacing.

Nice smell, full of juicy citrus. Pineapple sticks out, some grapefruit as well. Pine scents are strong as well. Sweet malt is present as well.

Lots of juicy citrus flavours in the taste as well. Grapefruit and lemon leave a moderate and nice bitterness. Pine flavours are there as well. like the nose. A pronounced caramel malt flavour backs it up. Very well integrated. Finish is bitter but only moderately. The alcohol is barely noticeable I would have guessed it was lower.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit sticky feeling.

Overall, definitely a very good IPA. The label does not scream "buy me", but the appearance is deceiving!

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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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