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Racer X Double IPA - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,815 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,815
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 333
Gots: 90 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

mjstacker, Jan 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

Lehighace06, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

bkwhoppa66, Jan 18, 2014
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valkyre65, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Cynic-ale, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Adkins1203, Jan 18, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Rate #1,000! Vintage 2013 poured on 1/17/14, so not optimally fresh (bottle date 10-21-13). Pours a dark orange color, clear, with a small off white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Big floral aroma of citrus grapefruit and pineapple, light pine, and sweet caramel malts. Flavor is very malt forward as expected for the age on this one, but still a nice beer. Floral tones alongside bright grapefruit and lemon rinds, a touch of mango, and sweet mealtimes in the backbone. Mouthfeel is slick and resinous, near syrupy, but still with a lightly dry finish. Carbonation on the low side. Overall a nice beer that I want to grab fresh as this is trending toward barleywine. Nevertheless this is still rather yummy.

BMMillsy, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

midlifec, Jan 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

VaporDome, Jan 16, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a burnt orange; fluffy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves great retention and nice lacing. Some sediment though. The aromas are full of orange and tangerines. Lots of sweet caramel malts. Nice amount of grapefruit as well. Very subtle amount of onion and garlic. The flavors have a nice balance between the hops and malts. The caramel definitely accents the hop flavors. More orange zest. Citrus is there. More grapefruit. Very solid bitterness with a solid malt backbone. There's some pine in the mix as well. Some resin. Maybe even some mint. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed and it's very smooth.

Very solid DIPA right here. It might not be a mind blower, but it's well-crafted. There is an English influence to this one, which gives it even more character. I like it.

BB1313, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

DRTBrewster, Jan 15, 2014
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tenacioustomato, Jan 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

joseluispino, Jan 15, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - a hazy burnt orange, modest head, wonderful lacing,

S - orange peel, spicy smells of ginger & cinnamon.

T - Caramel malts, balanced with fruit flavors - cherry / tangerine, even vanilla. Long and extraodinarily smooth hop transition. Lingering bite on the finish, with some peppery spice.

M - lightly carbonated, smooth - complex, not light.

Close to perfect IPA. Hearty, dangerously smooth, lacks the crispness of little brother Racer 5, instead going for something more complex.

KomodoDragon, Jan 15, 2014
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Peder, Jan 15, 2014
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BigBlueShep, Jan 13, 2014
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backslide311, Jan 12, 2014
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navin, Jan 11, 2014
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,815 ratings.