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RATINGS: 2627   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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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
lightandrhythm (63) - - MAY 6, 2012
Bold hops and crisp citrus notes. Wonderfully balanced flavor. Strong floral aroma and beautiful golden color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ozscouser (8) - seaton, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
Top beer, pours a crystal clear golden with a nice head. Aroma of pine fills your nose, and the taste is mild citrus.

4.9
   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 dont 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. Tonights 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 Republics other, darker beers are also epic, just not my style).

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RealAle (12) - USA - MAR 22, 2006
This is one of the best beers in the U.S. made by one of the best(& consistant) breweries. The hop aroma jumps out before the 1st sip, a golden barely hazy color with a nice even head that lasts the better part of the pint(depends on quickly you consume). The hops engulf your mouth without going overboard.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Id have to say its my favorite IPA. Floral hop aroma with just the right amount of bite. On tap at the source. That why the high score.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nik925 (793) - USA - JUN 8, 2008
Awesome hoppyness, great grapefruit flavor coming through, restrained bitterness especially for the hop level. One of the best IPAs out there.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Huge hop aroma. Pours a light amber with incredible lacing. Taste is full of resiny hops and citrus. Bitter and astringent with tons of hop presence.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RGDave (113) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2011
A perfect IPA...cascade hops aroma, golden pour with a bit of head retention. Crisp hoppy attack, but the smoothest, most pleasant body Ive tried in an IPA, with a smooth, clean finish with a tad of residual hops. Very well balanced, just perfect on the palate. Amazing IPA, top of the line!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopObessaison (21) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2011
Tap @ HashigoZake - Came in a branded glass celebrating the 15th year anniversary of Bear Republic, aroma is lust. Taste is one of the most balanced IPAs I have ever had. I drunk this way to fast and had another.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
foamyhead (16) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
A perfect California IPA. Huge grapefruit hoppiness. Racer 5 is quickly becoming the go to IPA in bars and restaurants around LA. That is a very good thing.


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