TreadyTalk (15) - Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderately strong, hoppy aroma with the color of a particularly rich IPA. Chewy with a delayed onset of hop flavor. Tastes of dark fruits and malts with a sharp raisin flavor.
AndyW68 (1422) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with white head. Orange malty aroma. Taste is nose with a nice bitter funk.
NikkTwist (2608) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2016 Draft at Moriartys. Hazy orange amber pour with a wide spray of beige foam. Sharp syrupy spicy citrus hop bite. Toasted sugarcane. Pink grapefruit pith and zest. Celery root. Burnt butter. Unusual. ABV is somewhat hidden but adds some harshness. Much bigger than the Racer 5; maybe a cousin to the Racer 15. Big, sweet and spicy.
Bronzan (158) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great Bear Republic offering. A bit heavier than Racer 5, but same distinctive hoppy flavor. Two of these had me feeling pretty good.
douglas88 (8148) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours a clear golden orange hue with a medium white head. A light toast and orange nose. The flavor is sharp sweet citrus, resin, deep hot oranges. A big spicy bite. Very interesting. Comes in with a sharp alcohol heat that is a bit off putting. Itís good no doubt. Butterscotch sweet toasted malts.
drpimento (3004) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2016
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pretty good imperial ipa. Except it seems like BR has/had other impassioned that were=>
ABUSEDGOAT (2554) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours partially on the table, but once it found it to the glass it was hazy amber with a huge head with good lace/retention (4 --> 3 for gushing). Aroma is grapefruit, pine, orange, caramel, citrus. Medium to full bodied, moderate to high bitterness, not bad I just wish I drank the full 650ml instead of 500ml.
Blairgus (4043) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 June 2016, bottle. gold, faintly hazy, occasional bubbles. nose is dried grassy hops and sweet bread malt. med body and mildly fizzy. very interesting. some orange rind and something that reminds me of peat malt. mildly bitter, moderately sweet, some bitter finish. orange juice and dry grass/peat throughout.
rougeau13 (2514) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at whole foods in Katy. Hazy reddish caramel color with a resilient milky cream colored head with heavy lacing. Tropical, toasted caramel, aroma with a hint of pine. Fruity and sweet taste with mild actual bitterness except for what lingers in the finish. Full bodied, smooth.
mjmoen (292) - - MAY 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
C-. Pours a clear orange color with white head. Too much hops for my taste, bitter
ben4321 (5551) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Hoboken Vine, 5/24/16
Aroma: The nose is bready, with spice, pine hops, and some rye as well, didnít get much citrus here
Appearance: Murky mostly orange color with a thick, creamy off-white head and coating lace
Flavor: Leans stronger toward the bread / spice up-front, with hop bitterness in the mid-through-close
Palate: Medium-full bodied, a little sticky, a little creamy, and with a strong, heavy dry closure
This is some pretty solid stuff for a brewery whoís hoppy beers I have enjoyed for years. Stronger on the spice side than most IPAs and DIPA, more reminiscent of a Rye DIPA. Itís also not the most complex citrus or pine hop aroma or flavor for an IPA, but itís got the bitterness part covered. Pretty nice looking beer with a good mouthfeel, and the flavor is solid too.