430. Racer 5 IPA

430. Racer 5 IPA

I went to Red Bones for dinner tonight. Red Bones always has an excellent beer selection. They had Racer 5 IPA on tap, which is on Beer Advocate's Top 100 list. This was served in a standard pint glass. I paired this with St. Louis style pork ribs, brisket, beans and cole slaw.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Alcohol: 7.00%
Serving: Draught, 16 oz.
Style: American IPA, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (4.5): Pours a hazy golden with a creamy, thin, white head that clings to the glass leaving nice lace.

Smell (4.0): A nice, strong, citric hop aroma is dominant, with a more subdued bready maltiness.

Taste (4.5): Sweet, bready and toasty malts and an intense, tart, citric hoppiness.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Light-bodied, tingly carbonation, with a lightly oily texture.

Drinkability (4.5): Very refreshing, the alcohol is also well hidden.

Overall (4.35): A very nice IPA. The toasty and bready malts balance but don't steal focus from the hops.

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