Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
93
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7,678 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
Ratings:
7,678
Reviews:
2,327
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
Wants:
349
Gots:
1,399
For Trade:
8
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

After over a decade of drinking this fine beer I have finally come around to rating this great, all-around, classic, West Coast IPA.

A - Outstanding
S - Outstanding
T - Outstanding
M - Outstanding
O - Outstanding

One of the prototypes of the West Coast IPA.

For me, this is a solid, classic, go-to IPA.

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

If you're rating this IPA sub-4, your taste buds are garbage. Great f***ing IPA. This is a top ten IPA if you know or drink them regularly. This is an example of why American micro-brewmasters are mad scientists who challenge the industry at large with a Steve Jobs cockiness of giving you what they like knowing that you'll love it too.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear mid-tone orange body, short off white head, minimal lacing.

S - Nose full of citrus, lemon and orange flesh, zest and a bit of pine. Enough malt sweetness to suggest honey or a candy aspect.

T - Follows the nose, with orange segments, a bit of pith, and a punchy zest note. The malt is present, hinting sweetness, but the close makes a more bitter turn.

M - Brisk, with prickly carbonation, moving to a dry close. A bit of build over time, a touch crunchy.

O - Glad I grab a six pack of this on a whim. The beer is delicious, bright, and pretty drinkable while still laying down serious hop Get it fresh, and it delivers.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,678 ratings.
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