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Café Racer 15 - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

786 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 786
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 46
Gots: 37 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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Halcyondays

California

4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a translucent goldenrod to yellow orange with a full creamy white head, nice thick lace.

S: Very nice, with notes of grapefruit and pineapple, pungent, sticky West Coast feel.

T: The taste rains it in. Solid malt flavour with a hint of ethanol. White grapefruit, melon rind, passion fruit form the hop flavours. Tasty, but not as good as I expected with the nose.

M: Medium to full-bodied, resiny, big hop character, slick at times.

O: A well made Double IPA, not surprised since this is Bear Republic whe're taking about here. Well worth a try for fans of the West Coast style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2013 22:49:16 | More by Halcyondays
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kcillini77

Kansas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-16-2013 06:44:30 | More by kcillini77
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Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-16-2013 00:49:34 | More by mendvicdog
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a semi-hazed glowing marmalade color. Pretty easy to see through. Mild head. Head leaves speckles of lace around the glass.

S-Juicy, wet hops. Not super intense but intense enough to warrant some merit. Tropical and citrusy with a load of dried grass. Citra all the way.

T-Tropical fruits are citrus flesh. Grapefruit transforms into bitter grass. Malt bows down to the hoppiness. The hop expression is quite memorable.

M-Resinous and bitter. Medium/full in body. Dry. Booze hidden well.

O/D-Great beer. I can definitely lump this into the same quality category as their Racer 5 and Racer X. Love them Citra hops.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2013 18:40:17 | More by VelvetExtract
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New York

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California

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New Jersey

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New York

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Oregon

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California

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mdfb79

New York

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 01/06/12 notes. Had this on tap at Pony Bar in NYC on the UES. 8 oz. pour.

a - Pours a clear orange-amber color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of tropical fruits, grapefruit, citrus hops, pine hops, fruity malts, and some lemon. lots of hops and tropical fruits; loving the nose.

t - Tastes of tropical fruits, citrus hops, grapefruit, pine hops, floral hops, lemon zest, fruity malts, and some pineapple. Taste is lightly bitter but not a ton. Quite nice.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Light bitter bite but not much at all, especially for 9% ABV.

o - Overall a really nice DIPA and another good beer from BR. I think I actually like this more than Racer 5 and X. Tons of tropical fruits and citrus hops, with little bitterness. Would love to have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

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California

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California

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Café Racer 15 from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 786 ratings.