Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 2561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foxbush (1748) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2009 This is my first Bear Republic beer. It is an excellent start. The IPA is flavorful and very drinkable. The alcohol is modest for an IPA but it has the proper balance with the hops. The citrius overtones are very evident. There is a noticable acidic taste. The color was a cloudy light copper. The head was a fluffy white but did settle down. I enjoyed this IPA again at the Capital Ale House on 11/28/2006. My scores stand an excellent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2006
the latest in hop delivery systems that i’ve been privileged to orally inject is bear republic’s ’racer 5’. well made products of this ilk are engineered to bring to the consumer an embodiment of hops in the freshest, highest order of fidelity. the effect, if successful, should bring to the tongue a full tactile immersion probably not unlike rolling in a sticky mound of fresh hops. this one does succeed. the slightly smudged, polished caramel apple color of the beer is academic when compared to the capture of hop essence, and while a gorgeous big, lacing head is noted for the record, the bean counters of hop worship scurry over mere appearances to revel in it’s fragrance of a very piney variety of lupulin, with it’s suggestions of orange and sandalwood. moderate alcohol, and a nice platform of structurally sound malts to support the big weight of bitters, there is woody sweetness and a full rich feel. with this mechanical sounding review, i guess i’m respectfully opining that although everything is splendidly in place, this drinker couldn’t indentify an attribute to set this apart from the fleets of other ostensibly india-bound pale ales under sail on the metaphorical open seas of today’s market.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3019) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
A very nice IPA. This one poured an amber orange with a nice little small head. The head sustained itself well, but just wasn’t big. The aroma was piney with light florals. The flavor was exactly the same as the scent with some resin-like flavors coming through and some grapefruits. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2006
22oz bomber, no date. Pours a clear copper with a large fluffy off-white head. Aroma of citrus and pine, caramel malts. Flavor has a lot of caramel sweetness to balance out the piney hops, not really a lot of bitterness--one of the lesser bitter IPAs--but very delicious nonetheless. Medium mouthfeel, light carbonation--I think since most of it went to the head, which is still pretty thick throughout my glass, leaving great lacing behind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2009 Bomber. Pours amber with a nice thick white lacing head. Great looking beer. Nice strong aroma of citrus and floral hops. Nice malt backbone behind a pleasantly aggressive piney hop bitterness. Bitter finish is semi dry and herbal. Not too resiny or sticky. Very nicely done and not overpriced. So far, Bear Republic has yet to make any mistakes with me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Nice showcase of hops. Great hop aroma. Nice malty backbone with bitter hop finish. Mellow and easy drinking. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2006
Robe dorée claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche mince qui persiste. Arômes de sapin, de houblon herbacé et de malt caramélisé. Saveurs de sapin et de houblon amérisant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ozzydog (2) - USA - MAY 15, 2006 does not count
I came across this on tap at the local Hard Times Cafe on a lunch outing... mmm, delicious. Seemed to pour quite dark with a good head. Taste and aroma was nicely hoppy! Extremely drinkable, so drinkable that I went back for another couple the following day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Avg off white head, great lacing, med orange body. Spruce and grapefruit hop aromas. Great IPA. Perfect balance, too drinkable, on many occasions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Pours a deep, rich copper colour. Fluffy white head that leaves great lacing. Good hop aroma predominates malt base. Hop descriptors are tangy, zesty, and slightly minty. A bit a of sweet finish, but overall a good balance.

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