Bear Republic “Racer 5 India Pale Ale” Review (#110)


Bear Republic
Racer 5 India Pale Ale
Healdsburg, CA

From The Brewery

This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed American pale and crystal malts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. There’s a trophy in every glass

Style:American India Pale Ale
ABV: 7.0%
IBU: 75+
Color: Golden

Review

Appearance: I poured this strong into my tulip glass; its a nice golden haze yellow to orange with a thin solid inch thick white cap that dissipated . Decent lacing on the way down with small active carbonation.

Smell: A whole bunch of hops coming at you in a number of ways; citrus – mostly lime and lemon rind – followed by a dose of alcohol.

Taste: Big hop flavor followed by a nice, mild toasty malt balance. This one brings a whole bunch of hops; the cascade coming through nicely to me. There is a nice toasty buscuit finish.

Mouthfeel: Nice medium creamy bodied with a drying finish.

Drinkability: High; potent but very smooth.

Notes: An amazingly good beer that lives up to its hype. A balanced hop bomb that is quite drinkable with perfect mouthfeel.

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