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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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Capone's on Black Friday.

A - Pours copper orange with a small one finger tall white head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of citric hops, pine resin, tropical fruits, and plenty of sweet caramel malt. It didn't smell too bad but it didn't smell great either.

T - Starts off with a big dose of pungent citric hops quickly giving way to a mix of sweet caramel malt, sticky pine resin, and dulled tropical fruits. The sweetness only grows as the beer warms up. The finish is a mix of sweetness and dulled hop bitterness, lingering on the pallet for quite awhile.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sweet, hoppy, feel that clings to the pallet long after each sip.

O - I had this one right away so it had to have been near the top of the keg, yet it just didn't do it for me. Don't get me wrong, it was still a good beer, but not as good as I was hoping it would be.

orangesol, Nov 30, 2011
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Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,751 ratings.