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RATINGS: 2630   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. 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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChefShane (4) - - AUG 24, 2012
For the price, the best IPA out there! Compare to Ballast Point Sculpin or Russian River’s Pliny the Elder. Sculpin has a tad bit more citrus to it than the Racer but this is my go to IPA in any occasion.


4
ReidBix (27) - - JUN 27, 2017
Gotta get in on that hoppy hour while it's still hot. Looking to crush these while I can. Hella good IPA -

3.2
tntracey (71) - Hood River, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2017
A good and solid IPA, but at the same time not an earth shattering IPA. Might be accustomed to the bigger IPA’s of WA and OR. That said, there is nothing about this beer which is negative. Drink up, cheers...!

3.6
Panzuriel (2256) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Appearance: Hazy bright copper. Finger of white small bubbles. Nose: Bitter grapefruit zest, pine resin and a bit of funk. Bit of caramel Taste: Pine and citrus hops with toast and caramel. Bitter from start to finish. Good balance Body: Medium and lively. Parting thoughts: A very solid, by the numbers, above average IPA. Very drinkable.

4
oobawa (1405) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2017
One of my all-time favorite go-to IPAs. Bitter and proud of it, piney and resinous with a dank-citric core. Toast and caramel provide a solid base, while orange and herbal hops lead to a clingy bitter finish. Smooth texture, pine, grapefruit and weed in the aroma. Good to finally have Bear Republic in these parts. Tasty brew.

3.9
Dorkenstein (543) - - JUN 8, 2017
Aromas of lemon, pinesol, and flowers. Taste is pine, grapefruit peel, lemon, sweet bread malt, a touch of caramel, and floral hops.

4.2
erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2017
Really great hop mixture, classic considering the modern hop boom but absolutely not old fashioned. Fresh enough and just perfectly balanced with a light toast. Very good on flavour for the abv. Rightfully so so highly regarded. Crazy I never had it before. (33cl bottle from market at Stinson Beach)

4
GuideDogSaint (1498) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 1, 2017
355ml bottle at True Bearing Alehouse, Xiamen. Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of pine and citrus with mint. Bittersweet finish. Balanced.

3.7
Christos (5785) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2017
(Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA) Bottle 355ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 7.5% Deep orange coloured body, clear, with a good sized and thick white head on top. Aroma of caramel malts, oranges, grass, faint spices, some grapefruit on the back. Taste has citrus, oranges, grapefruit, piney finish, tropical fruits too, nicely hopped. Pretty bitter finish. Medium thin body. Nice one.

3.7
bergstaden (2982) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2017
Golden with a white head - Fruity hop aroma - Malt body to support a hop profile that has fruity and herbal, spicy flavours - The hops with a good bitterness goes into the finish - This was good

3.5
jjsint (3105) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn. Golden and clear with massive visible carbonation and a huge white head. Strong scent of citrus and tropical hops (pineapple and melon in the foreground) with a pleasant biscuity malt leveller. Sweet taste... although the bitterness of the hop is used for a balance, this is a surprisingly sweet IPA. Finish is slightly more bitter. A bit more pineapple and banana in the aftertaste. It’s good but surprisingly low-key, and the alcohol is hidden well. Certainly worth trying.


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