Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 2478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (724) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Tap in a pint glass at Sushi Deli 2 in San Diego with commonshawn, rosskyle, and wildcard. Aroma gives a super fresh vibe with bright citrus tones. Good lacing. Taste has the same refreshing qualities...light grapefruit and orange. Nice hop balance with sweetness. Feels like an easy to drink readily available go to option. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (208) - - MAY 24, 2015
Served on tap at sushi deli 2. Hazy copper orange color. Aroma of hops and grass. Medium body. Nice citrus and hop balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mcwriter007 (1) - Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
I don’t do a lot of rating here. My favorite beers number 1: Grapefruit Sculpin, number 2 Two-Hearted Ale, and number 3 Racer 5. After over 6 years of random-but-heavy-yet-insightful chugging of high quality beers - due to my employment in the alcohol industry - I have come to the conclusion that these three encompass everything I like about IPAs. Tonight’s encounter with Racer 5 confirmed again what a wonderfully balanced, floral and yet full-bodied beer it is. The aroma and taste characteristics are so evident, even after having a GS or two beforehand. If you like the more well-balanced and not heavy-handed IPA seek out Racer 5. (Bear Republic’s other, darker beers are also epic, just not my style).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (827) - California, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Draft - golden pour with white head. Nose is citrus and piney hops. Taste follows the nose with a touch of sweetness. Solid IPA for sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (137) - Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Aroma - citrus, more orange than grapefruit, floral, grassy. taste - similar, more malty bready

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (474) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Tap@the ginger man, nyc. Light golden color with white quite thick head. Aroma has malt. Taste is bitter dry with long nice aftertaste. Flavors of pine, malt, caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (400) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bomber into shaker pint. Moderate white head that quickly dissipates. Very hazy and light golden. Nose is carmelly, a little malty, citrus. Medium bodied. Taste is fairly sweet-- lots fruity orange. Solid IPA, though the aftertaste is a bit off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1508) - New York, TURKEY - APR 29, 2015
Draught @ Beer Republic. Rich yellow with medium sized foamy white head, grassy hops aroma, medium carbonation, slightly sweet hoppy taste, medium finish. Quite balanced and well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2652) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2015
Had this so many times I forgot to rate. The first I remember distinctly was at dba in the East Village circa 2000 with, alex, alex, Tim Dave etc. Tasted like a razor blade of hops. 15 years later it’s a juicy well balanced ipa out of a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (239) - California, USA - APR 20, 2015
12 FL OZ ($12.31 6 pack) Pretty good IPA, passed on this one many times as I didn’t find the box very appealing. having had everything else I was left with trying this. glad I did as this was a fairly good IPA.

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