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Racer X Double IPA - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,679 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,679
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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nygannon

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-03-2013 19:15:58 | More by nygannon
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h2k2c

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-22-2013 00:30:12 | More by h2k2c
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timmy2b

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-07-2013 05:19:32 | More by timmy2b
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ItalianHopHead203

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-09-2013 14:30:20 | More by ItalianHopHead203
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doho95fu

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-01-2012 20:22:46 | More by doho95fu
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-09-2014 19:06:01 | More by Carpentiere
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-14-2012 01:57:35 | More by BugTownPub
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-14-2013 03:29:19 | More by ThirdEyePA
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ncelauro

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-13-2013 22:05:12 | More by ncelauro
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beerpadawan

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-27-2012 16:22:28 | More by beerpadawan
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Foxman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-21-2014 00:25:01 | More by Foxman
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meangreenc

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-12-2013 04:06:09 | More by meangreenc
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seplo

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-27-2012 21:02:13 | More by seplo
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MrBURTON55

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-28-2012 18:20:38 | More by MrBURTON55
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dbfp210

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-24-2013 20:31:26 | More by dbfp210
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RangnaR

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-17-2012 16:45:24 | More by RangnaR
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Shmeal

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-30-2013 23:34:27 | More by Shmeal
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lenrex

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-24-2012 13:05:00 | More by lenrex
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at Woody's in Raleigh.

A very enticing copper ale with good clarity and a sturdy white head. The aroma is heavy with floral and citrusy hops but there's also a little caramel mixed in. The flavor is a blend of rich hops and solid malts. The hops are citrusy and floral with a nice grapefruit bitterness that really lingers. The malt flavors include caramel and biscuits. Some alcohol comes through but not enough to indicate that its 9%. The texture is smooth and creamy and the carbonation is low. The inside of the glass becomes caked with a think lacing as it empties. Racer X is a rich and flavorful beer but it's extremely smooth. It's much more balanced than other west coast DIPAs but I really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2009 01:58:39 | More by GJ40
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smitty5245

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-07-2013 15:42:30 | More by smitty5245
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Heady978

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-09-2014 03:44:31 | More by Heady978
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-21-2014 14:06:46 | More by thampel09
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jbhuxley

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found on tap at Grapevine in Fort Mill, SC. I won't see this one again soon, so I picked up a growler.

Pours clear, amber/orange in color. Pour yields 1" of frothy off white/caramel colored head, which leaves behind abundant, thick, runny lacing.

Huge piney hops smell. Also getting some grapefruit and orange peel. Nice caramel toffee scents too.

Blast of pine hops with a good deal of sweetness, but finishes dry and crisp. Some of the caramel toffee tones are present in the taste too.

Great mouthfeel. Medium body, full but not sticky or chewy. I couldn't get enough of beer. I wish it came around more often.

Serving type: growler

08-10-2009 13:18:20 | More by jbhuxley
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-18-2012 23:46:45 | More by GeoffreyM
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Danobold

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-29-2013 01:55:04 | More by Danobold
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,679 ratings.