Racer X Double IPA - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,862 Ratings
THE BROS
95
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Ratings: 1,862
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 331
Gots: 104 | FT: 5
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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2.95/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a reddish/orange color. A two finger off-white head forms with good retention. Some lace is left behind.
S: Cascade hops all the way. Grapefruit bitterness. That is it.
T: Again, I am drinking liquid cascade hops. Bitter grapefruit dominates. Some light malty sweetness comes out as this warms up.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Dry and crisp. For me the high alcohol and bitter beers are not easy to drink.

The typical DIPA. I had high hopes for this because Racer 5 was a great well balanced IPA. This, however, is not. Hopheads will enjoy this though.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Bear Republic Racer X
12/14/12
22oz, bottled in 2012

Pours a rosy, dark amber. Chill hazed, but decent clarity for a DIPA. Good head and great lacing. (4)

Aroma is oxidized, but there's some citrus and hoppy goodness coming through. Candy-like. (2.5)

Really minty and earthy. Big caramel malt presence, though not overly sweet. Finishes piney and bitter. Hop flavor is so-so. Some orange and grapefruit. Alas, this beer is pretty papery and clearly oxidized, despite the positives. Mouthfeel is huge and resiny, with lovely natural carbonation. (3, 4.5)

Reminds me of a hoppier Bigfoot, with a slightly less powerful malt presence. Shows signs of being a good beer, but it's definitely oxidized. I've had much better luck with the freshness of Bear Republic brews in the past. Drinkable, I guess. (2.5)

EDIT: Found the bottling date, I think it's 9/27/12. Three-month old DIPA and it's pretty darn oxidized. Meh. I feel like Racer X should be in much better shape than this for $10/bomber.

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3.03/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beautiful amber colour, didn't notice a strong aroma, no aroma at all. Hoppy brew with grapefruit/citrusy overtones. Taste and mouthfeel reminded me of a summer beer, to quench your thirst. I was not very impressed with this beer, since I have yet to appreciate the high hops content in any brew.

Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,862 ratings.