Racer X Double IPA - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Reaper16:
4.55/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
served on-tap at Flying Saucer KC
Sat in the globe glass as a pretty orange/amber with a sizable off-white head. Super-spidery lacing was impressive.
All sorts of piny, earthy scents mingling in the nose of this beer. Lots of pollen-like, flowery notes on the finish. It certainly entices the senses in the way that you expect an IIPA to. It smells a lot like Bell's Two Hearted Ale, actually.
Yup. Goldmine of tasty goodness. Pine dominates at first, but subsequent quaffing yields a good deal of mustiness. This is loaded with earthy hop flavors, so much so that the citrus seems relatively subdued. The toasted malt isn't overshadowed, somehow, leading to a (sort of) balanced finish. Superb.
Not too thick or thin as far as mouthfeel; I guess that if you don't notice it, then its doing its job. I only had one of these, but I wish I had more. I could have enjoyed them, as this is one tasty and smoooth IIPA.
What Bell's HopSlam is to citrus in IIPAs, Bear Republic Racer X is to earthiness. Its pretty fantastic, and I'm very glad that the guys at Flying Saucer brought this in to KC.
Serving type: on-tap
05-09-2009 01:57:34 | More by Reaper16
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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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