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Monday, September 12, 2011

Bear Republic - Racer 5 India Pale Ale

Dead Soldier 
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Racer 5 India Pale Ale
Bear Republic Brewing Company
345 Healdsburg Avenue

Healdsburg , CA USA
Est. 1995 

Brain Damage Quotient = 7.0 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Golden to amber in color with a slight haze.
Smell of grapefruit and sweet orange citrus hops on the nose.

Off-white head, about one finger high, covers to cap.
Fair amount of lacing down the side of the glass.

Citrus tastes more like grapefruit and lemon zest. It belies the aromas.
Active carbonation.
Light to medium bodied mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Here's a pretty darn good IPA. I had heard a lot oh hoopla about this one. So when a recent trip took me out west, I found a bottle to bring home to try. It is good, borderline great for an American IPA. It sure fits the qualifications for a west coast IPA. Citrusy hops smell and taste.

Once again, wish I had bought a whole six pack of this stuff. But being that I can only bring back so much in luggage, it was a one off. I liked it.

What's your take?

1 comment:

  1. I tasted it on tap when I went to the Cleveland International Beer Festival. One of my favorites and one of the few that I went back for seconds, thirds, fourths ...