Saturday, January 5, 2013
Game Day Beer Review: Bear Republic Brewing Racer 5 American IPA
Racer 5 was poured into a Manchester United pint glass, a vessel of real distinction to match a beer of similar quality. The beer poured a brilliant gold with a hint of orange, with a thick head of pure white.
Racer 5 smelled of piny hops and tropical fruit, including pineapple. It's mellower on the taste than you might expect, given the reputation for American-style IPAs . The beer offers a very nice mixture of hoppines -- but not overly aggressive hops -- and a clean biscuity flavor. It finished with a just right mixture of fruit and hops. Drink it: A