Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.19/5
7,709 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:
#1,097
Reviews:
2,337
Ratings:
7,709
pDev:
9.55%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
351
Gots:
1,417
Trade:
8
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours with a generous thick foam cap that is dense and lingers through session.
A nice golden orange color that is clear.
Citrus and pine resin can be scented in this hoppy brew.
Hoppy, yes, with citrus and pine coming through with some malt character for balance.
This is a full body beer with a slightly dry or bitter ending.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had this on cask at Race Street Cafe in Philadelphia before a show at the Electric Factory with some other beer geeks. I've had this in bottle several times before, never before on cask.

A - Clear, gold, fluffy white two finger head.

S - Typcial IPA aroma, fairly floral. A mild sweetness.

T - Very focused and defined hop flavor. Quite enjoyable. Sweetness flavor matches the intensity of the aroma. Just enough to balance out the hop bitterness.

M - Feels about average.

D - I could drink this one all day. It was a nice treat on the hand pump.

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

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

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

Served on tap in 16oz pint glass
A: Hazy orange in color with a thin layer of off-white head. Leaves a decent amount of lacing in the glass.
S: Citrus with a touch of pine.
T: Grapefruit is the dominant taste along with some pine. Slightly bitter finish lingers in the mouth.
M: Light to medium body. Slight prickle from carbonation.

A solid West coast IPA. Nothing outstanding to distinguish it from others such as Stone, but nothing bad about it either.

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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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