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

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