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Café Racer 15 - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 901
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 49
Gots: 72 | 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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Photo of Chelsea1905
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%

Had a pint at O'Brian's in San Diego.

Nice copper colour with a small head that left spider web lacing.

Nose of hops piney, and malty biscuit backbone

Initial taste was kind of boozy, but the malt washed over that, and then the hops lingered on the tongue.

Very nice pint.

Chelsea1905, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of LarryK
5/5  rDev +17.6%

LarryK, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of CurtFromHershey
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

CurtFromHershey, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

tobelerone, Feb 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

BltByKrmn, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%

Poured on-tap and served in a tulip, the beer is a hazed orange-copper coloring with a small bubbled, off-white, clingy head. Nose of tropical fruit, with a heavy dose of mango and grapefruit. Slight bitterness to the hops character, too. Flavors of biscuit/toast in the backbone, with a citrusy and floral hops overtone. Spicy, green highlights, with touches of caramel sweetness underlying. Smooth, spiced aftertaste that is resiny and bitter. Very smooth bodied, with a clean, bitter finish. Very tasty brew.

GarthDanielson, Feb 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

BlackTuesday, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

2dogbrew, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Rutager
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%

Appearance. Pours a clear, rich amber-gold with a finger of thick off-white head.

Smell. Piney floral hops with a little citrus and some sweet caramel malts.

Taste. Big piney, floral hops with some bitter citrus rinds and a fairly sweet caramel malt base.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ carbonation.

Overall. A nice big ipa, but I wish I tried this before the hop venom, probably would have rated it higher...

Rutager, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

vfgccp, Jan 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

PEIhop, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

JxExM, Jan 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

danipp, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

GRG1313, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

portia99, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

mctizzz, Jan 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

dancaplette, Jan 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

dfecteau, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

virinow, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Fenfig, Jan 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

DoubleSimcoe, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

MH7, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

leodarko, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Halcyondays
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

Halcyondays, Jan 17, 2013
Café Racer 15 from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 901 ratings.