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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

1,601 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1601
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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snaotheus

Washington

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle of Vintage 2013 poured into a large mug. No indications that I can find about bottled on or best by dates, except for the Vintage 2013 label.

Pours cloudy golden, orange, with a nice respectable head with good retention. As it fades, it seems to be leaving some heavy lacing. Smell is grassy, piney, a little spicey, floral sweetness. Smells a little orangey. Smells good, but slightly muted. But, that'll probably open up as it warms.

Taste is resinous bitterness and floral sweetness, strong hoppy bitter aftertaste. Slightly citrusy.

Mouthfeel is excellent. Thick and pleasing without being sticky or heavy. Overall, this is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 20:45:26 | More by snaotheus
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Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,601 ratings.