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RATINGS: 2527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed American pale and crystalmalts, 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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Pours light to medium clear amber body with a medium white head. Mostly diminishing with good lacing. Very strong hopp y aroma with hints of flowers and sweet hops. Initially harsh bitter and moves into a moderately bitter taste for an average duration. Medium body and lively carbonation with a watery texture. Reviewer’s notes: "The Racer 5 IPA rivals the He rcules Double IPA in taste and quality. Hoppy as hell and right up your alley - Amber. For a non-specialty IPA, this is second o nly to the Smuttynose IPA- Ian. Over the top." Reviewed on November 11th, 2006

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Bomber. Smells of sharp hops, but fainter than I thought. Light amber color with high carbonation. Taste of perfection. Just right hop taste is followed by small scrubbing bubbles that wisk away aftertaste and scuzzy palate. Well done!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2011 22oz bomber. Gorgeous IPA. Thick but drinkable, intense citrus hops with some malt. Lustrous amber with a massive fluffy head. Compared to some of the other hop bombs out there, this is simply a well balanced, quite floral drink. Really fine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Bomer, poured was copper with a foamy white head. Nose was all hops man, grapefruit and pine. Thick. Taste was malt sweetness with hops all over the place.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3234) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Bottle: Orange, somewhat cloudy pour with a substantial white head. Very thick lacing. Aroma is intense citrus hops, as well as pine and some sweet. Nice hop collection of citrus, pine, and florals. Sweet maltiness and some fruitiness to balance. Very drinkable, not overwhelminly bitter, but a great use of blended hops.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Very good brew here. It had some yeast collections in it but this is an easy to drink beer. The drinkability is almost unmatched. I could easily consume ridiculous amounts of this. The foam was thick and deep. The smell on this sweet. This has to be one of the better beer’s i’ve tried since my adventure out in the beer world.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2007
Wonderful piney hop aroma wafts from a murkey, copper colored beer with a huge, frothy white head. The palate is creamy and medium. Very malty, but not overly thick or sweet. Nice grainy hop presence with a very slight off flavor in the aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - JAN 28, 2007
an attractive ipa quality of cloudy golden orange with nice off-white lasting head with lacing. citrus pine scent with a nice bitter flower flavor. delish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Good citrus hops aroma. Pours like a classic pale ale, gold. Good citrus hops upfront, sharp bitterness, with a smooth malt finish, with honey and brown sugar. Very well balanced, nothing better than a balanced IPA!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JAN 24, 2007
This brew was reccomended by the bartender at O’Brien’s in San Diego. She called it her old reliable. Hops are well represented and start off strong. Pine and grass were present and a nice floral finish. Good stuff.


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