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Bear Republic Racer 5


On the list of classic American IPA’s this generally makes an appearance. It’s hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus, and Centennial hops but packs enough pale and crystal to balance and bring it to 7%. I’ve had this beer a couple times in the past, but have managed to never review it.

American India Pale Ale. 7.0% ABV. 75+ IBUs. California.

Nice light orange color with a pillow-y head and beautiful lacing.

It’s a lovely hoppy nose that brings a nice balance of citrus and earthy-ness. Nice little black pepper component. Almost makes me think of black pepper and orange zest.

Mouthfeel is lovely with a nice medium body and just enough carbonation. It’s perfect.

Orange zest, grapefruit, black pepper and a hint of vanilla and earth. Medium bitterness, very well balanced. Fantastic length.

It’s a classic for a reason and it can’t be denied. Drink this beer. 93 points.

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