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RATINGS: 2598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed American pale and crystalmalts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. Theres 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2007
On tap at the Taphouse at Queens Way. Amber with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste follows aroma and has a nice biscuit and malt body to back up the hops. Smooth bitter dry finish. A very nice IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Touche (57) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Ive had bottles before and enjoyed them but on a recent trip to california i had the oppurtunity to have this beer on tap and it was a pleasure. A rich golden color with a slight head. the smell was sweet with piney and citrus overtones. Sip after sip I tasted more and more. Pine, citrus, carmel. Finish was smooth with a bitter bite I love. This beer was great to the very last drop. From the bottle its a good beer but on tap youre in for a very nice treat.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Golden amber with fizzy white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Sweet thick palate. Taste of caramel, citrus, and pine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlondeBeerBunE (12) - Lodi, California, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Wowie, there was a party in the palate, the hoppyness was an adventure. It was a nice sized bottle i must say, and with its fruity and pine flavors kept me interested through the whole big glass of it...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2861) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2007
My 300th rating! Pours golden orange with slight haze and a small head. The aroma is intense. Hops! Citrus, floral, fruits, some pine and a little sweetness. Flavor is bitter citrus and floral hops. Pine and some malt in the background. The fresh lemon and orange are strong on the tongue. Finishes bitter and a little dry. Smooth, medium body. Excellent. I need one of these and a porch on a warm summer evening and Im all set.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Racer 5 is a cloudy orange ale with many small particles. The head is a fluffy, lumpy white one. The aroma is very hoppy-- almost soapy. Fruity sweetness and citrus peel dominate. It is medium-light on the tounge and quite smooth. It has a very fresh hop flavor. the balance is well done between the hop aroma and hop flavor, as well as between the bitterness and the body. The ugli fruit flavor lingers lightly for quite a while. I have punished many a pitcher of this at Zeitgeist in SF. Classic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Pours a cleafr ambe with a white head. Floral aroma with hints of fruit and hops. Taste is powerful with plenty of hops and grapefruit. Finish is very nice and clean.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4826) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2007
After a moving company completely destroyed 40% of my meager belongings this afternoon, I dare say I could use a beer! Appearance: Pours a light amber-copper color with a massive khaki-colored head and abundant lacing. Smell: Rich, intensified floral-citrus aroma with a veritable basket of juicy fruits (grapefruit, oranges, pineapple). Lighter traces of pine and honey. Taste: Honey and toffee sweetness progresses into a fruity, citrusy combination of apricots and oranges (and to a lesser extent, grapefruits). Again, theres pine and even some breadiness and mint roaming around the taste. However, the grapefruit and pine flavors really come to live and amplify on the assetively bitter finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body that is at times chewy and oily. Drinkability: In all honesty, this reminds me of Averys Maharaja with the Racer 5 being just a bit more drinkable.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (5425) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2007
On tap at the Vintage Estates in Boardman, thanks Nuts. Smells like, well, what do you think? IPA, very highly hopped but without spruce or pine aromas, more like floral hops and strong. Looks like a typical pale yellow american lager, but just maybe a teeny bit of haze. Clear for the most part, the haze may be some condensation on the outside of the glass. Has a bubbly head composed of small and large bubbles. Does not fade. Very bitter grapefruit rind taste, especially back where the bitterness is detected. Does not seem to be as bitter as other IPA, but perhaps I am getting used to it. Certainly not IIPA territory. Medium low carbonation. Finish is bitter lingering medicinal quality that hangs for a while. What can I say, typical IPA. Lots of good IPA taste like this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JUN 8, 2007
On tap at Obriens. Pours golden amber with a white head that quickly disapates leaving no head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Maybe my palate is changing, I used to love thdhops. I would have like a little more malt to balcance out the intense hops.


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