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Bear Republic Racer 5000
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Triple Dry Hopped IPA. This beer is a version of the Racer 5 being made for the 5000th batch. Strong citrus/herbal taste - light to medium amber color when poured


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 11, 2013
On tap at State Line. Pours a medium golden amber color with a thin white head and light lacing. Aroma of pineapple and other tropical fruit, citrus, sweet malt and citrus hops. Flavor is very citrus forward, lemon, orange and grapefruit, tapering off to finish with a moderate piney, citrus hop finish with long lingering peppery bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
deaconmike (325) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Golden orange with thin white head; lots of lacing. Aroma is hugely floral, tropical fruit and caramel malt. Taste follows the nose. Some initial sweetness followed by plenty a hop bitterness (piney). Fairly malty. Mouthfeel is medium body, a little chewy. Soft carbonation. Excellent ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4oz pour at Maxís Hop Fest 2013. Pours a oily, dark gold with some cloudy, white head. Nose of orange, grapefruit, pine, soap, honey. Flavor is malty, orange, honey comb, grapefruit, caramel. Sweet finish. Could have used a twist.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3560) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013
Location: Draft at Ginger Man (NYC), 8/15/13

Aroma: Tropical fruit hop aroma, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, etc, some pine as well
Appearance: Hazy orange color with a lasting, frothy head and mid-heavy lace
Flavor: Taste is surprisingly sweet fruity, with plenty of bitterness to balance it out
Palate: The body is medium, it is creamy, with a soft carbonation, and a clean finish
Overall Impression: I wasnít expecting such a sweet example of the style, but thereís enough hops to keep IPA fans happy. Good stuff, but the taste doesnít quite live up to the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2013
draft at BCTC 2013,enjoyed under a tent in pouring rain. good but prefer Racer 5. copper orange, solid bitterness, citrusy hops. Seemed bigger than 7%. Nice

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2013
On tap at The Sixgill. Copper pour, smallish head. Sticky sweet citrus candy on the nose. Wow, whatever this was dry hopped with? I want to eat it for breakfast. Very hop-forward -- this is definitely a great west-coast IPA, laughing in the face of so-called balance. I sort of canít believe this is only 7% -- tastes like itís much more powerful. Mandarin, lemon, and grapefruit dominate -- wondering if they dry hopped with some citra or amarillo -- whatever it was, it made for a damn tasty brew. All those hop oils never even give the malts a chance to counter. Itís an ode to hops. Thatís about it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidWoodruff (387) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Aroma: Citrus, pine with a hint of wet eucalyptus. Appearance: golden with moderate white head. Flavor: Light malt with citrusy hops. Palate: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall: Racer 5 with a burst of hop aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (574) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2013
On tap at Taps in Petaluma pours a golden pale brown. Intense hoppy bitterness from start to finish. Hop flavors very well balanced without any of the flavors being overly prominent. Easy going IPA.


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