Bear Republic Racer 5 India Pale Ale
05/10/2008, 2:45 AM
Filed under: Bear Republic, IPA (shaker, tulip) | Tags: , , , ,

ABV: 7%
RateBeer rating: 98
Calories: estimated at C
Volume: 22 fl oz
Glass: tulip
Purchased at: West Trenton Wine and Liquor, West Trenton, NJ
Price: $4.75
Consumed at: home

First Impression: Aroma is quite hoppy, floral, grapefruit, olive oil, herbal, welcoming. Visuals include a fluffy white head on a surprisingly deep amber hazy body. Lacing is very nice. Taste is rich and bitter with grapefruit, with a satisfying long acrid aftertaste. Palate is crisp, dusty, and top and back of the tongue is active. Second Impression: a very well crafted beer. Interesting visually, and in aroma. Tastes very good – not the best IPA out there, but very high on the list for me. Well worth another taste.

Aroma: 8 out of 10

Visuals: 4 out of 5

Taste: 9 out of 10

Palate: 5 out of 5

Overall: 18 out of 20. I liked the aroma, taste, palate, and visuals.

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Very nice IPA and my local beverage retailed (Binny’s) is celebrating craft beer month with Racer 5 for $3.99 (bomber).

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