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Café Racer 15 - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

963 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 963
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 48
Gots: 78 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Café Racer 15™ features aromas of bright citrus and resinous pine from the generous use of Citra, Amarillo, Cascade and Chinook hops which are complimented by a dry malt finish. The result is a high revving Double IPA that is loud and assertive, much like the rebellious street racers who inspired it. Never ride alone...

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 02-12-2011)
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Ratings: 963 | Reviews: 168 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of gcamparone
3.53/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter. Best by Nov 2014. Acquired as an extra from vitese, thank you good sir.

Appearance is a hazy, dull orange-yellow body with a two finger white head that reduces slowly to leave thick lacing and high retention.

Aromas of pine, citrus rind, caramel, somewhat oniony and floral. Taste is muted with caramel and pine upfront, finishes floral, astringent like crushed Advil. Somewhat unbalanced. Low carbonation and medium body.

Cafe racer was not my thing. Not very flavorful, and where there are flavors they're big, unbalanced bitter hop notes.

gcamparone, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Ludwigkpa
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Ludwigkpa, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of curlybird
4/5  rDev -5.7%

curlybird, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of pmangold
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

pmangold, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of brbrocc
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%

brbrocc, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of deereless
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

deereless, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of mbonugli
4/5  rDev -5.7%

mbonugli, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of greenspointexas
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

greenspointexas, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of Lovely85
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Lovely85, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of nickfl
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice aroma, bright and pungent. A bit too sweet with a somewhat spicy alcohol note I could do without. Enjoyable overall.

nickfl, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of beerded_drunk
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

beerded_drunk, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of jjd315
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

jjd315, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

dt_gbpackersfan, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of jorgerod99
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%

jorgerod99, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of RaulMondesi
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoying this one, my children. And after a blackened fish burrito, it pretty much hits the spot like Yasiel Puig on 98 MPH fastball right down the middle. Shucks, my peeps, this one is really darn good!

Ok, let Raul compose himself.

Looks all orange and tropical-like. Kind of like a Pumpkin on vacation.

Smell? Oh yes, there we go. Just all kinds of fruity and zesty like the Kool-Aid man at his bachelor party.

The taste, dare Raul go there? Almost reminds him of Abrasive. And although it's reminiscent of said gangster, it's more like that twin's twin you once dated, who was obviously hot, but still something was bit off. (Not that there is anything wrong with Racer.)

Feel is good. Maybe it could put on a pound or two, but when you are getting freaky with it, you don't really notice those things.

Overall: Yes. All kinds of yes. Not exactly Cagney in White Heat, but Raul is almost there, Raul is almost on the top of the world.

RaulMondesi, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of StephRai
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -4.7%

liveforbeer, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of jrenihan
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%

jrenihan, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Nichols33, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of kcq101
4.76/5  rDev +12.3%

kcq101, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of Furley80
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Furley80, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

dmorgan310, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Beerswag
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Beerswag, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Sintech
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Sintech, Sep 25, 2014
Café Racer 15 from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 963 ratings.