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Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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4.19/5
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7,727 Ratings
Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
California, United States
bearrepublic.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,127
Reviews:
2,342
Ratings:
7,727
pDev:
9.55%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
353
Gots:
1,426
Trade:
8
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A - Pours a nice looking golden orange color. Head is like sea foam with excellent retention. Lots of sticky lacing as well.

S - The smell is mostly of bitter piny and citrus hops. A good amount of grains are noticeable as well along with fruits like apricots and sweet oranges.

T - Not as bitter as anticipated however very well balanced between hop bitterness and malt sweetness. Right away you get a fruity sweetness at the tip of your tongue which is immediately followed by grapefruit bitterness that takes the taste all the way to the finish. Pretty straight forward and simple but very delicious.

M - Medium bodied, smooth with some nice tingling carbonation. I dig it.

O - This is a straight up good beer. Very well balanced IPA. Well worth the 10 dollars I spent on the six pack.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,727 ratings
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