Racer X Double IPA - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
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
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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