Racer X Double IPA - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.3/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Thanks for this bottle Jonathan! About 8 weeks since bottle date, poured into a Speigelau IPA glass.
The beer pours a mostly clear, slightly cloudy, light amber with an off-white head of great retention and lacing.
Smell is a little subdued but juicy tropical fruit flavors and sweet candied malts are most evident. Definitely on the sweeter side, by the aroma.
Taste is bitter up front and throughout. Tropical fruit taste and a very-present malt backbone balance the bitterness nicely. A little bit of stale malt taste is present on the back end. Dry finish, not too sticky.
Mouthfeel is smooth, crisp, medium carbonation, medium mouthfeel, a great-drinking DIPA.
Overall, balance and drinkability make this a winner. Not the hoppiest, the most flavorful, the strongest, etc, but the balance is really quite nice. Reminds me a lot of Pliny. Great brew!
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2013 21:33:10 | More by MCain04
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Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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