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RATINGS: 2507   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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2005
This is a light amber IPA with a firm head that leaves copious lacing. The aroma leaps from the glass, filling my nostrils with intense grapefruit, spruce and overpowers the malt to some extent. The flavor is also full of hops with the aroma blending seamlessly into the flavor and a bracing bitternness throughout. It finishes somewhat full- not quite sweet, but off-dry, not surprising for a 7% beer. A great example of an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TychoJames (803) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
Flaska bishops Örebro. Orange kulör med doft av citrus och hö. Ganska maltbaserad ipa med viss fruktighet. mycket välbalanserad och smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredd_an (234) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
Ljus kådafärg, relativt klar med lite jäst, vit krona, humlig kåda doft som också går igenom i smaken, tallbarr & djup stickig beska i eftersmak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (16259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear gold with a creamy white head. Floral hops in the nose, some citrus, spicy pine. Medium sweet flavor with mellow pale malt sugars, tangerine, alcohol, grapefruit, pine needles. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with a little resin, flowers, pithy citrus. An OK old-school IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (3461) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Draft at source. Nose is huge in piney and citrus hops. Crystal clear pale yellow with small white head. Taste is initially bitter followed by a pine forward hop profile with faint citrus notes. Nice. A touch of alcohol noted in the ears.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (560) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Clear golden pour with a touch of amber. Outstanding head volume and retention, world class lacing. Outstanding nose of citrus hops, rind and pine with a subtle dank tickle underneath. Almost medium body with a smooth texture that has an oily component. World class carbonation with a bursting effervescent middle and a finely bubbled prickly finish. The flavor profile is quite outstanding and is masterfully balanced. It begins with a blended hop flavor (heavy on the pine and rind) that slowly tails off into a subtle dank element. Orange arrives along with the subtle dank notes as the middle approaches over a succulent balancing sweetness of bready biscuit and light caramel. Bitterness is moderate and perfectly balanced. The finish delivers a very slight alcohol note and associated astringency. A slow fade of sweet orange rind lingers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4161) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle: Poured coppery with fluffy white head. Aroma is light hops. Taste is very hoppy with a spicy tingle finish. Seemed a bit old.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2016
On tap at Bishop’s Vasa. Clear golden with low white head. Aroma low, malty with lots of fruity and piney hops, and grapefruit. Taste is smooth and balanced, grapefruit, fruit, pine and malt with a bitter finish. Nicely balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (447) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2016
Tap at Spring Street bar, LA. Slightly hazy orange, zero head. A: medium ipa hops, strong orange, lemon, hint of pine, lime. T: follows aroma, with medium orange bitterness, light oily mouthferl, lemon lime aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (858) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 12, 2016
Unclear, amber colored, small+ off white head. Aroma is of caramel malt, citrus grapefruit, some floral hops with moderate+ aroma. Taste is medium sweet caramalt background, bit biscuit, moderate+ hoppy aroma of grapefruit, citrus, some floral notes, medium+ bitterness, dry, lasting aftertaste. Medium bodied, some resin, soft carbonation. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (645) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle. Poured a deep gold, some hop haze, and a foamy white head. Aroma of plenty of citrus with a balanced sweet malt presence. Flavor had tangerine, lemon, biscuit, and a touch of sweet malts. Decently balanced. I’m more into the fruit bombs IPAs of today, but this one is good and has been around forever. Gotta respect the Racer 5 and how consistent Bear Republic has been with it.

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