Review: Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
94 out of 100
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA

Style: IPA

ABV: 6.9 IBU: 77

94/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

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.”

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