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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

1,938 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,938
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 333
Gots: 133 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 01-13-2003

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
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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

13oz pour into tulip

Off white head over deep opaque gold to orange body. Tons of lacing.

Solid DIPA aromas - full of citrus hops and sweet caramel malt.

Oily on the palate. Flavors are prominently of navel orange peel, accompanied by some northwestern pine, coconut and caramel sweetness, and just a hint of alcohol warmth.

Fairly low carbonation makes for rich and sticky mouthfeel. Not to a cloying level though.

Been a while since I've had the Racer X and really wished that I had reviewed a bottle a few hrs ago, as I'm not sure this is all I remember. A great beer, and easy drinking for a 9% DIPA, don't get me wrong.

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Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,938 ratings.