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Racer X Double IPA - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,756 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,756
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 331
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: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber from Total Wine in early December for $7.99. Bottled on 10-21-13.

Beer poured orange with a nice white head that is leaving lacing.

Nose is pretty nondescript, some citrus hops linger.

Taste is big grapefruit citrus rind and pine up front. Malt backbone attempts to balance things out but does not accomplish that. Everything i am looking for in a 2IPA.

Mouthfeel is full and satisfying.

Overall this is a very smackable brew. This is an old school 2IPA where the malts complement the hops and not become dominantly sweet and the abv is not jacked up too high. Try it if you come across it. You will not be disapointed!

arizcards, Dec 25, 2013
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Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,756 ratings.