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RATINGS: 2581   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


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 2, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 Pours amber color with inch thick white head that doesn’t budge. Lot’s of notes of pine and citrus in the aroma and flavor. Big hop aromas of tropical fruit as well; maybe a little mango? This beer really focuses on the hops. The malt and alcohol are there to back up the hops- but the nice thing is that they don’t get in the way of appreciating the intricacies and complexities of my favorite flower.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2006 Re-rate
Huge lacing and more potent aroma this time.
A solid, yet unspectacular IPA. The pour is a medium amber, with minimal carbonation, head or lacing. The flavor is fresh, with notes candi sugar sweetness. The hops profile is lively, and the finish refreshing, but also warming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjg74 (3018) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Pours orange/red in color. Huge aroma. Sweet/hops/citrus in large quantities. Quite hoppy. Sweet citrus flavor, interesting. Very flavorful and enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [draft - MacGregor’s - Rochester, NY] Rich amber color with a thick and creamy tan head and lots of lacing. Powerful floral and peppery hop aroma mixed in with some citrus. Rich and citrus flavor that has a lot of floral hoppiness following that and for the strength of the aroma, not much of an aftertaste. Very good IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hershiser2 (2060) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Light to medium amber, with lotsa floaters, and a huge head. Sweet grapefuit aroma, just like a damn good IPA should have. Flavor is piney and grapefuity, and kinda sweet... but finished with that bitter hop, making this one helluva beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Rich golden color with a moderate head, excellent lacing and an assertive citrusy aroma-grapefruit, lemon, orange. Medium bodied and tangy, with a good malty base but mostly like drinking a big fat pink grapefruit, pretty sweet as far as IPA’s go with a lingering bitter finish-nice. Lots of sediment.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 22, 2004
The label states that Racer 5 is a IPA slightly sweeter with different hops than the regular IPA. Well with that being said I wanna try the orginal formula but with only 2 ratings on this site i see its a hard one to find. This IPA is very soapy with its head leaving foamy residue all over the glass and you get a litle taste of the head each time you take a mouthful. Lot of that grapefruit citrus sensation and pine tastes going on with this one. I’d like to find a place with this brew on tap.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Simply put this is a well developed beer. It pours a beautiful clear copper color with a medium white head. Mild hints of grapefruit and citrus in the nose. Soft and creamy with mild hop flavors throughout. Definitely not overpowering on the hops but instead quite gentle and well balanced. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2004
There are chunks floating in it! Dark golden, with a nice head. I’d like to say this is a standard US IPA aroma, complete with soaring hops. Very mild, but full malts to back up the hoppiness, unlike in a lot of IPAs I’ve had.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gabbo27 (5) - whittier, California, USA - AUG 13, 2004 does not count
I have absolutley nothing bad to say about this beer. A hop lovers dream. Probably the best I.P.A. I’ve had so far.


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