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Bear Republic Barrel 45 Wet Hop Wild Racer 5

Bear Republic Barrel 45 Wet Hop Wild Racer 5
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Barrel 45 was filled in September of 2010 with Racer 5 IPA and over ten pounds of freshly picked Yakima valley Columbus hops. Refermented with wild yeast and bacteria, it is now a floral, fruity, slightly tart and funky American wild ale.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TylerGreenDC (275) - - OCT 20, 2013
At Snallygaster. Apparently Bear Republic can make anything with hops work. The wild yeast seems like it should have stomped all over the wet hops, but they complement each other wonderfully. Not so much funk that you wouldn?t think about ordering a second, either.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Draft. Cloudy golden yellow color, large cream colored head. Aroma of funky peaches. Taste is very sour stone fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4451) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a nice relatively clear amber/orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma was ton of hop notes, some funky Bretty notes. Quite interesting, enjoyable. Liked it a lot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft. Medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some orange, Brett/funk, light cherry. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some orange, light funk, Brett. Medium body, some effervescence, light resin, acidity. No idea what led them to try making this, but hats off for both the effort and the result.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rolnwdablz7 (1) - Tomball, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013 does not count
Not really an IPA as advertised on the beer selections on the chalk board at Sundance Cinema bar in Houston. However, it has an earthy, dark smooth taste. Overall out of the bottle a pleasant experience.


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