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Café Racer 15 - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,035 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,035
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 53
Gots: 90 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 02-12-2011

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...
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look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured this into a pint:
This beer is very hazy, with a pineapple juice color with a fizzy, active body, and a white creamy head. Lacing stays caked-on.
Smells like citrus, pine, grapefruit, some alcohol.
Cakey-sweet dipa of juicy, delicious citrus hops that lean toward the lemony,and some pepper. Sweet malts. Hop fix indeed. Creamy smooth, zesty, nicely carbonated. Even though there's a dry spicy-rind to the finish, this sips dangerously fast due to the great feel. There's a lot going on here. Big, sweet, earthy heat.
Overall I'm reminded of both Avery's Maharaja and Clown Shoes Space Cake. This is big-time brewing by West Coast craft icon Bear Republic. Not for everyone, but I enjoyed.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Carefully poured from the bottle-conditioned bomber. Golden-orange with an incredibly creamy two-finger head and never-ending lace. Fruity, floral, and herbal in the nose with some alcohol in the back. Firm, smooth body, creamy, with a slight carbonation bite. Sweet malty base that's countered by a big, sticky, oily, and resinous hop presence with pine, a citric hop bite, oranges, tropical fruits, and grapefruit. Lots of juicy goodness, with soft floral and herbal notes in the linger and warming alcohol on the breath. Finishes a bit gritty, tannic, and dry.

A bit on the boozy side, but they nailed it with the hops.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber pours a mostly clear gold color with an ample cap of off-white head. Nice retention and lace.

Nose is tropical goodness we have come to expect from mosaic and amarillo. Malt pretty much gets out of the way and leaves a hint of grains and the yeast is uber-neutral. WCIPA fo sho.

Taste throws down on a multitude of hop flavors ranging from peach to papaya to orange flesh. A lot of different dank flavors here, like chewing on a good nug. Doesnt quite all come together harmoniously for me though and the high ABV unbalances it a little. Its good, maybe close to damn good, but I dont think Id buy it again. There are other BR beers I would rather have and this one just seems a bit too over the top.

Café Racer 15 from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,035 ratings.