tbissell99 (6) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2002 does not count
.................................................. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Very floral and hoppy in the nose. Piney and perfumy. Visible particles in the light brown body. Off-white head. Beautiful lace. Head is a little diminishing. However, this is an attractive brew. Full bodied and very good. Although it has a strong hop profile, it is quite smooth; almost cask-like. I could drink this all night long, and as such it obviously has good session quality. Almost perfect. funkadelicone (7) - USA - JUN 27, 2009 does not count
I love this IPA. Inspired my first rating on Rate Beer. Smooth with a perfect bite. The texture of this beer is exceptional. 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 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.
mcwriter007 (1) - Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
I don’t 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. Tonight’s 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 Republic’s other, darker beers are also epic, just not my style). 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. Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2008
I’d have to say it’s my favorite IPA. Floral hop aroma with just the right amount of bite. On tap at the source. That why the high score. Nik925 (795) - 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.