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Racer X Double IPA - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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95
world-class

1,808 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,808
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 332
Gots: 87 | 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  rDev -5.4%

bbadger, Dec 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -35%

rderedin, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

funkel81, Oct 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

AnitaBrewski, Mar 16, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler shared by Mothman. Pours a clear reddish mahogany copper color with a slight head that forms a nice collar around the glass. Citrus hops in the nose but more malty smelling than anything. Malty start then the hops kick in with a bitter ending. Very citrus rind hop flavor. Medium mouthfeel. Sort of a dissappointment in my opinion. I would have thought this would have been more hop forward than malt forward. Not bad by any means but just not as good as I wanted it to be.

kbutler1, Aug 22, 2010
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

LambicKing, Apr 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

mportnoy, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

2GOOFY, Nov 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

DeutschesBier, Apr 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

codynevels, Feb 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

bonkers, Dec 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

JISurfer, Jan 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

PhatAtUT, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

lillitnn92, Wednesday at 02:20 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Danobold, May 29, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Great appearance with an off-white 1 finger head. Golden orange and clear.

S - Heavy malt presence. Smells pretty sweet, but there's some citrus and piney hops in there too. Smells more balanced than it is.

T - Cloyingly sweet and boozy. It's got a nice hop flavor and malt flavor, but it's dominated by sweetness and some booze unfortunately. I at least think it's alcohol, but it could be an off-putting malt presence mixed with a light amount of booze making it seem worse. It's not bad, but it's hard to drink this quickly or a whole bomber of it.

M - Drinkability is low. It's cloyingly sweet, and even though it's 100+ IBUs according to their website, it just doesn't have enough hops to balance it out. Too strong on the alcohol as well.

O - I think this had some promise. When I read the description I was hoping for a better 90 Minute. A more hoppy 90 minute. Instead the hop flavor is pretty similar with less hidden booze and even more cloying sweetness. It's not bad, but at $9 a bomber, I won't be buying this again.

nrs207, Dec 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

sirsteve42, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Bilco, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

savagepm, Dec 26, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, pale orange, two fingers thick dense cream colored head; settles slowly to a small cap and leaves chunks of lace down the glass. Smell: floral, honeyed biscuit, grapefruit, apricot note, pine. Taste: orange, grapefruit, toffee, mild alcohol note, pine finish. Pretty much a DIPA template. While not exotic or particularly exciting, it's got no rough edges and hits the spot.

babaracas, Dec 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

jwat, Nov 08, 2013
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DCon, Dec 25, 2013
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LakerLeith, Jul 03, 2014
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,808 ratings.