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RATINGS: 2455   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hilikus83 (6) - san diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2006
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (804) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (51) - Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Aroma - citrus, more orange than grapefruit, floral, grassy. taste - similar, more malty bready

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (343) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (201) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1191) - New York City, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2506) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (192) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
Golden orange, fairly clear. Reasonable amount of light tan head. Light citrus, pine. Good amount of biscuity malt. Decent amount of bitterness, though far from overpowering. Malt sweetness lingers. Medium body, cleaner, though alcohol is fairly upfront. Pretty darn good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EcnarM (112) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 15, 2015
Big expectations but they were not fully achieved. Didn't seem as well balanced as a 7-8% IPA should be, too boozy on the nose and palate. Overpowered the hops too much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (862) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 13, 2015
Widely available, really good, easy drinking IPA. It’s not overdone in any way. Nice beer!


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