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RATINGS: 2368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Orange-amber body with a white head that goes away quickly, although there is some decent lacing. Very nice aroma of pine, citrus, and pineapple. Smooth, medium body. Flavor starts sweet with caramel and pineapple. Quickly turns to bitter with grapefruit and pine. Very bitter aftertaste. Not bad, but a little much on the bitter side.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicocbrandao (1) - - JUL 8, 2014 does not count
Bela cerveja, com forte toque cítrico e amargor marcante. Coloração dourada e de aparência ligeiramente turva.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firefly765 (105) - - JUL 6, 2014
12 ounce bottle pours a cloudy yellow golden color with creamy off-white head. And lots of hot particles. Nice citrus hop aromas. Nice lasing on the glass. Very smooth tasting with a nice creamy mouth feel. Very solid IPA

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RevBFG (52) - - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours cloudy orange with fluffy white head and visible yeast. Aroma is big time piney. Taste matches with citrus and pineapple and a nice biscuity backbone. Tasty stuff. Good for summer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ctplt777 (54) - - JUL 3, 2014
Awesome. Lot’s of mango and peach. Has a very pleasant taste. I have heard a lot about this being overrated but I have had it on tap and in the bottle and have never been disappointed. Great balance. Give it a try and keep an open mind. This is excellent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewtique (7) - Macclesfield, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2014 does not count
Bottle from The Beer Moth, Manchester. Amazing slightly piney aroma from the hops. Pours golden with a big white head that hangs around for a short while. This beer tastes amazing. Massive hop character with a lovely full bodied backbone to hold it up. Wish I had more!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (215) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy orange with white head. Aroma is citrus dominated. Grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel. Taste is citrus hops excellently balanced with a biscuity malt backbone. Has some spices on the taste too which adds to the flavor. Caramel malt, citrus and tropical fruit. Medium bodied. Very well done IPA. Definitely top tier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (986) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
October 2nd, 2012 - Bear Republic’s Racer 5 is ALL over the place. I’m sure I’ve seen it in Colorado, but in San Diego it is a staple from every corner liquor store all the way to the mega-booze emporiums. So, it wasn’t hard to find an occasion where a six-pack of the brew would do for a board game night on short notice. The aroma is hoppy and sweet, with heavy grapefruit notes, a touch of light jasmine, a squeeze of orange, and even an weaker squeeze of lemon, too. The flavor exhibits a lovely balance, squaring nice, resiny hops against the deep sweetness of blood orange, and some of the acidic and semi-sweet bitterness of ruby grapefruits. Combined with it’s omnipresent availability, this stands up to being a great beer for grabbing on the way to a party. Beer sophomores to beer snobs will thank you for the charity.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (403) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 21, 2014
To be fair, there are a lot of West Coast IPA’s that deserve some love. Racer 5 is one of the greats, though. The balance is what makes this brew. The biscuit-like flavors of crystal malt are trumped only slightly by the piney, oily, citrusy, floral hop smells and tastes. Unlike some California hop bombs, Racer 5 provides a lot of herbal hoppiness without the stinging bite. It’s a powerful, tasty brew that doesn’t punish you. Even in a world with IPA’s that have become increasingly potent, Bear Republic offers an ale that still has a well-deserved place of honor.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rolimcarmo (6) - - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
Gold, good carbonation, excellent lacing and head retention. Subtle and fresh aroma from the hops, citric, sweet, malty. Very smooth in taste, sweet, malt, subtle honey, medium bitterness and dry finish. an excellent, easygoing IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
cafgen (108) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 Light orange color with a three finger white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, hops and a hint of malt. Taste is pine and citrus. Bitter I’m the beginning with a balance finish. In the end, you will not taste the bitterness. A great IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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