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RATINGS: 2584   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Draft at O’brien’s. Golden/yellow color. Head was decent as was the lacing. Aromas were less citrusy than I had expected from a hoppy beer. But fruity none-the-less. Flavors were definitley IPA and the hops came shining through nice and strong. Very tasty brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2005
Big bottle. Orange colour, big frothy long lasting white head. Strong earthy hop aroma - not dissimilar to red rocket. Medium mouthfeel. No hint of the alcohol on the taste. Strong hops in taste, but not overpowering - incredibly well balanced with a complex malt backbone. A real roof of your mouth lingering citrus aftertaste (which I really enjoyed). Fresh, refreshing, fantastic, a wonderful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 2, 2005
the racer poured an orange body with a thick 3 inch white head.nice bouquet of flowers,citurs,and pine in the aroma.much of the same in the flavor.the mouthfeel gave off a light cripsy sanp on the tounge with every sip.this is yet another classic west coast ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
One of the best IPAs I have had. Available at Downtown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, MA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Poured a hazy golden amber with an off white head. Aroma of piney hops and caramel malt. Flavors of malt with pine running through out. Light bitter finish. Light to medium body. Nice balance and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2005
22oz bomber obtained in a trade with Bluedevil0206 - Thanks James! - Pours golden with a big offwhite rocky head that laces all the way down the glass some particles float a little and drop this down to a 4 appearance but it is gorgeous other than that. Aroma is sweet citrus orange, tangerine, grapefruit. Flavor is a fine blend of citrus hops and caramel sweet malts entwined making this quite a balanced medium bodied brew. I really liked this. It had just enough hops and balanced beautifully with the malts. For an IPA this was quite powerful enough. A very nice beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
methtlcai (10) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2005
This is the type of IPA I like- more malty and fuller bodied - the head on this was best described as "mountainous." The gripe I have about Racer 5 is that while it looks really good, it tastes tame for an IPA- especially because I wouldn’t immediately describe it as hoppy. I still like it more than most beers, and more than most IPAs, but as a hophead I kept wanting more bitterness and hop aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2005 Nice bite, nice aroma, but just to malty to be a good IPA in my taste. SOme will find this beer balanced, but I like some agression in my IPA’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Bomber. Pours a deep orange color with a huge white foamy head. Nose is an amazingly abundant amount of hopps that seems to be almost perfect. Nice grassy, earthy tones with some citrus. Flavor is phenominal. Great bitterness with grassy hopps, fresh citrus and floral notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13426) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2005
On tap poured a cleargolden with an offwhite head. Earthy, grassy aroma. Flavor is mostly hops. Earthy and grassy with some carmel undertones.

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