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RATINGS: 2411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomxcs (321) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Pours a very pale yellow-orange, with a small ephemeral head that leaves lace. One of the palest pale ales I’ve ever had, to tell you the truth. I believe that this bottle is pretty fresh and the aroma is outstanding, with heavy West Coast hops - oranges and citron flower aromas come on very strong. Very balanced flavors, a little malt sweetness with a citric, almost sour bitterness. Body is light and refreshing and hop resins seem to coat your mouth, with long-lingering tastes and aromas. This one is an excellent IPA -- not my favorite (I’ve only had it twice), but damn close.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 3, 2006
I have had this in bottle, as well as on tap in San Diego and at the brewery in Healdsburg. It’s another great west coast IPA from a very good brewery. Looks, tastes and smells just as you would expect. Wonderful stuff. It’s got a nice, sweet taste, but not overpowering.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bartzilla (551) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 3, 2006
When I fired up this page to write this review, I actually began to salivate. This stuff is delicious. This has all the right elements for a sturdy IPA: strong hop nose, balanced malt/hop and it looks almost like apple cider in the glass. Fresh, delicious beer! I can drink a lot of this before someone wishes to beat me up. And, at 7%, I say "Bring it on!"

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2006
this is a very well balanced IPA. the hops aren’t over-the-top, but there good. This is a great tasring - easy drinking beer, I think an easy drinking beer means it’s a ’session’ beer. Bear republic is nothing less the impressive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hilikus83 (6) - san diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2006 does not count
To me Racer 5 was dissapointing, it was basically like drinking a sierra nevada pale ale in a Racer 5 bottle. Not saying that sierra nevada is bad, but for an IPA to taste like a regular pale ale, thats bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aleacolyte (13) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2006
22 oz bottle. Hazy gold, with a tint of red, and a medium sized white foamy head. Excellent lacing. Strong floral hop aroma, well-balanced w/ a smooth malt finish and a bitter aftertaste. Refreshing and very drinkable IPA--one of the best I’ve had. Only gripe is the price--please make six packs!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2006
Picked this up while on business in Maryland. Fair amount of hops in th earoma, but not a whole lot. Has a different hoppiness that most other IPAs, in my view, even though there is a lot of grapefruit present. Head disappears quickly.at recedes fairly quickly. Carbonation is good. Can’t say that I would want to pick another of these up.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2006
Pours a very clear golden color with a huge creamy white head that persists. Nose is subtlely hoppy with citrusy notes. Flavor is a bit wattery, not as potent as was expected. Good hop head session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2006
unable to rate appearance (drank in dark theater) but i’ll give it the benefit of the doubt since the other BR’s did so well. pretty good IPA aroma, pretty typical. flavor was a bit muted, very syruppy and sweet, but not enough to hurt it. an interesting variation on the style after the exact opposite Ruination IIPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2006
easily one of my top 5 ipa’s. love this in the deuce deuce and on tap. floral hop aroma with an incredible balance of typical west coast hops with a nice malty bite. very citrusy. nice with a black and tan, but better by itself. guiness sucks. haha viva cinco!


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