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Racer X Double IPA - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Racer X Double IPARacer X Double IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,602 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1602
Reviews: 466
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%


Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Racer X is an uncommon Double India Pale Ale which puts a California twist on English brewing traditions by adding an assertive hop aroma and bitterness that compliments the firm malt backbone. Like its little brother Racer 5, Racer X is balance in a bottle.

2009 California State Fair – BRONZE
2009 San Diego International Beer Competition – 2nd
2009 West Coast Beer Fest - GOLD

(Beer added by: xlperro on 01-13-2003)
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Soonami

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4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at City Taphouse in Philadelphia.

This is the only time I've ever seen Bear Republic Racer X on tap, so I wasn't going to miss out. I ordered one from the bar as soon as I saw it and it did not disappoint. The hop flavor was immense in this beer, tasting a lot of typical pine and citrus as well as a mango/lychee fruitiness. The bittering was solid and the malt contributed rounded body, caramel flavor, and bready sweetness. Very good beer that is substantially thicker than the general IPA trend lately for light bodied, pale, thin hop bombs.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2010 20:34:11 | More by Soonami
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Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,602 ratings.