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Racer X Double IPA - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,680 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,680
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 323
Gots: 64 | FT: 3
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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hoppymeal

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4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bierkraft 'growler'. Pours a hazy coppery orange in color with a good sized cream colored head, laces nicely as consumed. Aroma is some nice piney and peppery hoppiness along with some citrusy hop aromas of orange rind, tangerine, grapefruit. Taste shows a nice caramel malty body that blends well with some orange and tangerine, before a crisp turn to pepperiness and bitterness mixed with a piney flavor in the finish. Mouthfeel is outstanding, medium in body, nice malty body is perfectly proportionate in that it never takes the front seat but is big enough to balance the beer without becoming too sweet or syrupy. Some tingling pepperiness on the tongue is followed by a very nice rush of drying and puckery bitterness. abv is well hidden. Overall a very good beer, this particular examples mouthfeel stood out most for me and is what helped to make it a highly drinkable dipa. Thanks to one of my favorite traders for this sample, thanks G!

Serving type: growler

05-14-2009 02:45:58 | More by hoppymeal
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Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,680 ratings.