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Racer X Double IPA - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,727 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,727
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 331
Gots: 72 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Mattyb79, Dec 24, 2013
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Denzo, Dec 22, 2013
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jayhunter357, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Peter1977, Dec 22, 2013
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jw1978, Dec 22, 2013
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muzzy, Dec 22, 2013
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cfinch2, Dec 22, 2013
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420Rick, Dec 21, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

fresh batch of this just hit shelves, but I was lucky enough to score some on tap. its blonde honey colored beer with lazy white lace head and lots of frantic bubbles heading for the surface. high alpha and intensely bitter hops notes assault y nostrils, and there is a very light malt base for how much hops are packed into this. the flavor sings with all the glory of delicious west coast hops, this is a defining example of the style. its citrusy and has a fruit punch quality, but certainly not at the expense of bitter, which is the dominant sensation through this whole beer. the alcohol is invisible, and there is almost a rye malt spice to the finish, but I think its just a side effect of how bitter this finishes. high ibu content for sure. its in many ways more robust than the café racer 15, less gentle, less citra maybe, more aggressively bitter. I would love to be able to drink this fresh all the time, its a big ipa and one or two glasses is enough for me, but I love the way this is built. medium bodied and carbonated enough to keep it moving, long hoppy finish. excellent nectar here from bear republic. I wish more of their beers made it into this market.

StonedTrippin, Dec 21, 2013
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Rudy, Dec 21, 2013
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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.

scotorum, Dec 21, 2013
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Ajlvt, Dec 21, 2013
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,727 ratings.