Racer X Double IPA - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
4.18/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a snifter from a 22 oz bottle.
Pours a gorgeous and abrasive dark copper almost amber color with some golden hues. There is a nice off-white/ecru head that forms thats pretty dense yet thin. Very attractive looking brew with great color and a slight haze.
Starts off with resinous pine notes. Yummy oily alpha acids. Piney and citrusy all in one. Sharp nodes of tangerine and grapefruit rind. Assertive and abrasive hop notes that seem very well crafted and not jumbled. Perfect slight caramel sweetness tries for balance but is outdone by the shear hop juices in this brew.
Flavor starts off with citrusy grapefruit notes, some tangerine and mild tropical mango notes from the hops. Piney and resinous as well with some slight herbal character. There is some assertive spiciness in the brew. Seems like it could be the hops but also maybe the grain bill. Mild biscuit and bready notes linger in the background and barely make the beer not a sipper. Although the ABV might make it so. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean but with a sticky hop finish and some heavy bitterness. Overall a very solid DIPA. Cali style all the way. Big juicy hops. Resinous pine and a nice mild caramel malt backbone.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2013 23:09:59 | More by JoEBoBpr
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3.85/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Went up to Bear Republic a couple of weeks ago to try this on tap. I was bummed because they were out of it. So I ran across it at BevMo they other day while stocking up on beer. I can not write/describe beer as eloquently as others here. So I'll just say this beer is really really good if you like Northern California/PNW style IPA's.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2014 01:50:39 | More by staudio
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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