Pace Car Racer

California
United States
Bear Republic Pace Car Racer Beer IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Hoppy aromas of pine and citrus, with a smooth malt flavor that empties your glass at a speedy pace. This session IPA is the newest addition to the Racer™ family.

Profile

ABV: 
4.0%
IBUs: 
55
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

An infusion of citrus grapefruit and tangerine comes across as almost tropical with both a white-bread breadiness and bread crust in the aroma - very inviting. The beer pours a slightly hazy (maybe dry-hopped?) light gold, with a medium size head of small white bubbles - and the head hangs around for a while. Huge hop-burst earthy, pine tree, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine and just a touch of garlic - the hops are the star of the show! There's a bit of bread and toasty malt holding up all those hops, but this beer showcases a melange of hop flavors that work well together. There's a bracing bitterness but it's not overpowering - very nicely balanced with the malt, so that the hop flavors and aromas can be presented to your senses. A dry and clean finish that's crisp but still smooth - everything is in almost perfect balance. The citrus would complement a banana cream pie nicely, or go full citrus, and have it with a key lime pie! As a Session IPA, you could drink this all day - not a whole lot of alcohol to dull your senses - just waves and waves of yummy juicy hops!

Brewery Introduction

Located in the heart of Wine Country, on the corner of Healdsburg’s historic downtown square, Bear Republic Brewing Company offers award-winning food and world class, handcrafted ales.

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