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Racer X Double IPA - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,751 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,751
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 332
Gots: 78 | FT: 2
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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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.

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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.

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Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,751 ratings.