Charbay R5
Added on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 09:11 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Other
  ABV: 49.50 % Region: California
  Price: $70 Availability: Specialty Stores

Hop flavored whiskey made from finished Racer 5 IPA from Bear Republic Brewery.


Lot R5 610A

Member Ratings and Notes
The nose is huge and hoppy, though of a quite different character than the hops in Charbay's pilsners. There's almost a dry champagne note to it. The palate is sweet and spicy with more of those wine notes which remind me of a spicy white, like a Gewurztraminer. The hops comes out in finish where it mixes with honey and cinnamon.

n: waxed tropical fruits, full of papaya, mango, and lychee.


t: follows the nose - very clean and bright with more of the lychee and tropical fruit mix. Oily and dense, this is a very unique and special whiskey that doesn't really taste like whiskey. Bonus points for uniqueness! 


[Charbay R5, lot 511A B-/B.]

New make with simple syrup. Lychee and melted hard fruit candy. Long finish for its age. C+/B-

Has that sweet Racer 5 hopiness at the forefront you'd expect. Also, white grapes. Hop continues in that expected Charbay way (but definitely not as rich as release 1-3). Doesn't have the cannibis elements you get from those other releases. It all smoothly drops off, but too quickly for how much I enjoy that hop flavor. This stuff is so drinkable for me, but not so complex.  

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