Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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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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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - Orange with a nice, thick white head. Everything about the look is bad ass, especially the unfiltered snow globe in the glass; awesome! Lacing is excellent!
Smell - citrus hop aroma with some noticeable oily hops. Some toasted malt presents itself underneath the hops!
Taste - lots of hop flavor, but the strength of the malts provides enough of a calm biscuit flavor that lasts!
Feel - bitterness from the hops linger but never overcomes the balance from the malt!
Overall - a classic IPA that will please any IPA fan!

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

this beer has so much Cali IPA stamped all over it

A- Transparent lager light honey, maybe a touch darker than that. Medium head, cloud white in color. Medium retention, no legs as the head sticks to the glass on the way down.

S- Watery cascade, centennial; etc hops. Very light malt in background which makes me happy. Pine lemon zest in background.

T- The 4 C's hops are blowing up this Cali-style IPA. A bit of watery void that lends a break from the hops. Nice balance here.

M- Carb does not make this creamy nor harsh; just right in the middle. Bit of a hop sting that most Cali IPA's tend to have.

O- A very well balanced IPA that is very sessionable (sorry)

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving: bottle at home
Appearance: dark yellow, almost orange hue
Smell: nice hops, not overpowering
Taste: great hop presence with bitterness, but balanced well with excellent malt backbone.
Overall: west coast IPA, but mellowed with nice malt backbone. Not my favorite IPA, but can see why people rave about it. Totally hides the alcohol, would never know its on the high end.

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4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Circling back for a review June 2016. On tap. Look is orange and clear. Smell is slight fruity hops. You can't smell this from across the room like the new school iPad. Taste is balanced, flowery hops and bready malts. Feel is super thick and creamy, very nice. Overall still excellent, but this is like a classic rock IPA. The style has gone so far this tastes different all over again.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,739 ratings
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