Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
What the brewers say
This golden beauty explodes with citrusy flavor and hop aromas, all perfectly balanced by a subtle malt character.
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Somewhat subdued hop aroma with notes of citrus, pine, and resin, highlighted by tangerine. No malt.”
Flavor: “Hop flavor is a bit muted for the style. Mostly citrus, but malt sweetness comes through a bit. Finish is bitter but balanced— clean and dry with slight hint of citrus peel.”
Overall: “Another well-executed IPA that struggles to stand out but is still very tasty. Nice malt sweetness comes through against the citrusy, piney hop flavor. Drinkable, tasty, and just a bit lacking in complexity.”