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Café Racer 15 - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

996 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 996
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 48
Gots: 83 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.7%

GreesyFizeek, Oct 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

JPDOG, Oct 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

frogfan, Oct 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

tun, Oct 21, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated August 5, 2013 poured October 21, 2013. These guys need to get the distribution down here to FL quicker. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Big floral grapefruit aroma with strong caramel malts in the background. Flavor follows with very floral citrus on the palate backed by sweet candy like malts. The aromatic flavor (is that a thing) keeps this from being overly sweet. BIG slick mouthfeel on this with medium prickly carbonation. Would like to see how this is fresh as this was definitely past the hop prime. Still drank nicely.

BMMillsy, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

kylehay2004, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of wvsabbath
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Golden yellow, light tan with a nice 1 inch creamy head. Nice amount of lacing.

Smell - Sweet citric hops, orange, pineapple, grapefruit. Lemon and pine are also a nice strong aroma. Malts make a minor appearance in the finish. Hop heavy for sure.

Taste - Very sweet, citric hop bomb at first sip. Lots of orange, pineapple, grapefruit, kiwi, grapes, passion fruits and such mixed with sweet yeasts. Very smooth, yet has a nice bite or bitterness at the finish. Malts are really masked, and only provide some caramel and toffee notes at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Tongue gets loads of hops, and sweet yeasts, were palate gets the hops and a little malt sweetness. The finish is well, as you guessed, hoppy and sweet.

Overall - Nice sweet, hoppy and smooth beer. West coast to the full effect, citric, with underlying alcohol mixed in, yet soooo smooth. A winner from a classic craft brewery.

wvsabbath, Oct 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

gradergator, Oct 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is probably my second favorite beer I've ever tasted, Pliny The Younger being the first. I got it on tap in a sniffer. It was well balanced with great hops flavor and a sweet citrus flavor. My mouth exploded with joy as I first tasted this gem. I like Racer 5 but this just blew me away.

UURevival, Oct 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

laxer8811, Oct 19, 2013
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Zonian1, Oct 19, 2013
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G_Rod, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

BravaLenox, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

schnarr84, Oct 18, 2013
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tdmccarthy, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

fox227, Oct 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Jameswoody, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Danny1217, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

BeerHunter76, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

ToddThompson, Oct 16, 2013
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Texasfan549, Oct 16, 2013
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kjkinsey, Oct 16, 2013
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ajmitch4, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

jak, Oct 15, 2013
Café Racer 15 from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 996 ratings.