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Racer X Double IPA - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Racer X Double IPARacer X Double IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,680 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,680
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 323
Gots: 64 | 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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Rudy

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-21-2013 14:51:07 | More by Rudy
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 11/10/13. "Vintage 2013" reads a small label on the neck of the bottle.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass.

a: Clear amber with a two inch tall white head which receded to rocky surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Intense pine and citrus.

t: Piney hops forward in a blast over a moderate malt base. Sticky afterfeel with lingering bitterness at the sides of the tongue and elsewhere.

m: Medium, lingers in the mouth as though sticky. Very smooth otherwise.

o: Excellent DIPA. Expecting a bit more flavor considering its high rating, but certainly a top flight brew in its style.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 04:48:50 | More by scotorum
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-21-2013 04:24:17 | More by Ajlvt
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straight orange colored beer, medium sized white head, and patchy lace around the rim of my tulip. Smells sweet, citrus, crisply dank, and a wee but passionfruity. This is very satisfying on the taste buds. By no means overpowering like some dIPAs. This could in fact be sessionable. Sweet, chewy, pine, citrus, tropical fun. Smacky in the mouth through the finish... Medium body. Mouth-watering lingering hop tingle. Super drinkable. Overall very nice.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2013 22:47:45 | More by tastybeer
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-20-2013 18:16:04 | More by csfcmitchell
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MichaelBigbone

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-20-2013 15:34:56 | More by MichaelBigbone
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-20-2013 06:39:11 | More by TXhomebrewer
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-20-2013 05:32:34 | More by SMITHAND
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-19-2013 01:23:05 | More by jrfehon33
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gmartin235

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-18-2013 05:12:43 | More by gmartin235
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-18-2013 05:07:12 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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dctriman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-18-2013 03:34:18 | More by dctriman
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rvajohn

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-18-2013 00:07:47 | More by rvajohn
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-17-2013 21:56:25 | More by MattXT
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Drknight

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-17-2013 19:51:35 | More by Drknight
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Devman171

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-17-2013 13:32:31 | More by Devman171
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brandon911

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-17-2013 06:44:58 | More by brandon911
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Ego

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

2013 vintage
eyes...
tightly packed cap of foam, a lovely finger size hat, great lacing, clean orange hue with a smattering of carbonation in no sort of hurry to arrive at the top destination, looks good for the style

nose...
smells like a souped up amber, spicy malts, some hops (herbal), a bit underwhelming overall

taste etc...
a sharp bite of hops and then it melds into an almost syrupy malt flavor, this has a lingering almost medicinal type hop signature - not your typical west coast hop experience, the ABV is noticeable in the afterglow but not so much in the sipping, this does have a really nice weight to it compared to many DIPAs but unfortunately the flavor lacks a punch I am looking for in the style

verdict?
bear repub makes some great beers at some usually incredibly reasonable prices... this just isn't one of them

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 05:19:27 | More by Ego
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mrchrisray

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-17-2013 03:28:40 | More by mrchrisray
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Makebelieve81

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-16-2013 23:51:02 | More by Makebelieve81
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JGLittle

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-16-2013 18:09:34 | More by JGLittle
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twillingthenoz

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-16-2013 16:03:58 | More by twillingthenoz
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BKotch

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-16-2013 05:35:45 | More by BKotch
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ajmitch4

Colorado

4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Just under two months old. Reviewed live.

Dark orange, almost brown color. It leaves, at most, a decent lace. Smells of the citrusy hops with alcohol on the end, classic West Coast IPA smell. Nice balance with the hops up front and a great malt backbone. Leaves a good amount of bitterness in the back of the throat. Crisp and very easy to drink. I'd much rather spend my money on a 6-pack of Racer 5, or even the Hop Rod Rye, but still a solid DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 03:59:50 | More by ajmitch4
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kjrod20

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-16-2013 03:57:45 | More by kjrod20
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,680 ratings.