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Café Racer 15 - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,002 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,002
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 48
Gots: 85 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +12%

tastesogood, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

wlynch, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

ArtZan, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Oranges, mangoes, apricots, pickles, and brown sugar. Alcohol is palatable. On the palate, oranges and pine mixed in with dark rum. Medium bodied which feels light in the context of such bitterness. This is a good beer, though boozy, not sure why I keep buying IPA's over 8.5%, forgot to check I guess. Still, though too heavy for me, well made and complex if you're into such monsters.

jibbyvonjibb, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

indy351, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

KnowYourCraft, Oct 06, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +1.9%

pleandri, Oct 06, 2014
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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
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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

curlybird, Oct 03, 2014
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pmangold, Oct 03, 2014
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brbrocc, Oct 02, 2014
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deereless, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

mbonugli, Oct 01, 2014
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greenspointexas, Oct 01, 2014
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Lovely85, Sep 30, 2014
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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
Café Racer 15 from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,002 ratings.