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Racer 5 IPA

An IPA from the Bear Republic brewery located in Healdsburg, CA

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I'll race you to the Racer 5

  • Oct 27, 2010
This is a very well balanced IPA. I love hops but sometimes IPAs and double-IPAs can have that in-your-face-hop-pop that is a bit reminiscent of skunk. With Racer 5 you get that initial punch of hop followed by a floral, honey bloom that tapers into a green apple bite. It's 7% abv in case that matters to you.

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November 01, 2010
Reminiscent of a skunk? I don't know.... :P I dig your other descriptions of it though! This is random, but I really love pairing Racer 5 with any sort of pizza. Thanks for sharing!
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review by . November 23, 2010
posted in The Beer Snob
I haven't been a big beer drinker for probably over 10 years. Wine has been more my choice when i'm looking for an adult beverage. But we've had a couple of gastro pubs (Simmzy's which i have reviewed and Brewco) open up in downtown Manhattan Beach, and they both serve many boutique beers on tap. I sampled a few and nothing really jumped out at me... in fact, I was even drinking wine at Simmzys for a while. But then I tried this beer named "Racer 5." Great name first off, …
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This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed American pale and crystalmalts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial.
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