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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

1,711 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,711
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 327
Gots: 69 | 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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DJButters

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-30-2012 23:42:40 | More by DJButters
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TobinMitnick

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-30-2012 22:40:05 | More by TobinMitnick
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Jefe73

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-29-2012 13:35:25 | More by Jefe73
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ralphw56

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-28-2012 00:55:17 | More by ralphw56
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btesta

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-27-2012 12:33:17 | More by btesta
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chingonjefe

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-24-2012 20:31:22 | More by chingonjefe
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HopNelius

New York

4.88/5  rDev +15.4%

served on tap at Coles, had in a Tulip glass.
Appearance-golden orange, medium carbonation.
Smell-wonderful notes of citrus and pine.
Taste-heavy notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange, followed with light pine notes and with a slight alcohol kick on the finish.
Mouthfeel-lovely,not too much carbonation, a nice citrus hop taste lingers.
Overall-I have to admit I have been waiting to try this beer for awhile, and I was not disapointed, I actually said to my wife, this could be my new favorite beer. If you are a fan of Imperial IPA's or IPA's seek this beer out, excellent, very nicely balanced.

01-23-2012 01:24:02 | More by HopNelius
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pperez38

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-22-2012 17:15:52 | More by pperez38
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RyanCMcGovern

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-21-2012 15:03:14 | More by RyanCMcGovern
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rand

California

4.53/5  rDev +7.1%

On tap at Tiger! Tiger!, poured into Uinta pint glass

A: Apricot-orange in color, clear and sudsy. Lots of lacing as I twirl the glass.

S: Citrus and pine bouquet, strong. Lots of orange zest, blending nicely with wafts of caramelly sweet bread. Plenty of alcohol volatiles propel the aromas.

T: Crisp floral hops rush the palate, citrusy and fresh; oily and resinous as well. The malt-backbone yields enough support, exposing notes of honey and toffee. The alcohol isn't masked, but held in check by the huge palate - the brew isn't boozy at all. Finishes perfectly bitter-sweet.

M: Rich and oily. Seeps into every crevice of your mouth...in a good way.

Bear Republic is arguably the Godfather brewery of the West Coast IPA, so it's no surprise that their big hoppy IIPA is a standard-bearer. Anytime I see this on tap it's my first order.

01-21-2012 06:39:15 | More by rand
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Corkpuller

Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +15.4%

My favorite Double IPA (or any IPA).

Orange with some rust.

The nose is tropical with dank underbrush aromas and a slight herbs de provence. Alcohol is totally buried by aromatics.

The palate enters slighty sweet and then quickly dries out and feels much more attenuated than it must be. The hops are rich and considerable but not particularly resiny. The firm dry texture is offset by a surprisingly creamy carbonation and a complex and ever changing rush of flavors. The palate is so complete and balanced it's almost ridiculous.

There is no hope of me accurately describing this beer. It is a masterpiece. Thank you bear republic. Awesome.

01-19-2012 21:10:33 | More by Corkpuller
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-19-2012 17:56:40 | More by kiki3drt292
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Ksburr74

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-15-2012 21:26:06 | More by Ksburr74
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BDeibs

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-14-2012 23:25:02 | More by BDeibs
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MrJolly

Arizona

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-14-2012 03:23:28 | More by MrJolly
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Phelps

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev -5.9%

Enjoyed in a shaker pint at Tops.

Shiny as a gold brick, with just a little haze. The airy head of light tan quickly fizzles away to nothingness.

Dank, tropical and pine in the nose. A good amount of caramel and torched sugar sweetness mixes with mango, pine needles and pineapple.

The flavor gives off hints of mint. Tropical notes are here as well, backed by sticky weed. Pine needles are just a bit more prominent than mango and guava, and the hops are all backed by big caramel and sugars. Fairly sweet, like candied citrus peel.

Smooth, velvety medium body. Gentle massaging carbonation, holds together well. Not much showing from the booze.

To my palate, Racer X isn’t much different from Racer 5. It’s less spicy and more fruity and tropical, but it’s not that huge an improvement.

01-09-2012 05:23:32 | More by Phelps
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JazzIPA55

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-06-2012 17:32:07 | More by JazzIPA55
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emdawg

New York

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-01-2012 05:39:09 | More by emdawg
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-01-2012 03:42:15 | More by jsilva
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UpToMeBeer

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev -0.2%

On tap at Fresh Craft in Denver.

A: Mostly clear copper color with an average head and minimal lacing.
S: Smells like a west-coast DIPA-- zesty citrus, orange and tangerine. Hint of grapefruit.
T: Very solid. It delivers what you expect. Citrus. Well-balanced. Hint of caramel.
M: Medium. Very slight stickiness.

O: Solid. If you like Racer 5 (as I do), then the Racer X is about what you'd expect. Not overly-aggressive, but I'm fine with that. Drinkable.

12-31-2011 17:21:13 | More by UpToMeBeer
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spamages

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

12-30-2011 03:09:59 | More by spamages
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-27-2011 18:31:22 | More by kwa357
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

12-27-2011 17:56:21 | More by zekeman17
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-24-2011 08:51:14 | More by jophish17
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GoodMojo

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-22-2011 16:48:40 | More by GoodMojo
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,711 ratings.