Racer X Double IPA - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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3.59/5 rDev -15.1%
It's been a while since I have had the Racer 5, but I remember it being an above average IPA. I was excited to try the Racer X, but am a little disappointed. Nothing really stands out about this one for me. The hoppiness is kind of one dimensional with a piney taste, but that is quickly replaced with a malty aftertaste. It's not bad, but for the price there are a lot of other double IPA's I would rather have. Good thing it is Christmas and I got plenty of different options to choose from!
12-26-2013 04:10:48 | More by tastybeerinmybelly
4.26/5 rDev +0.7%
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!
12-25-2013 00:41:48 | More by arizcards
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,711 ratings.