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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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1,912 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,912
Reviews: 484
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 330
Gots: 123 | 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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4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft to snifter. I have to admit before I start this review, I've been waiting to try this one for some time...and anticipation never works to the favor of a beer in its review. Looks good; burnt-orange in appearance. Smells great. The hops kick you in the sinuses. Tastes good. His is where my anticipation hurt this beer. There are very few "A" beers in my mind, and I had hopes that didn't quite match up. Mouthfeel is good too, but a little warm. Overall, a good brew...just not a phenomenal one.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap, noble fir. Been wanting to try this for years...

appearance: served in a 16.5oz unbranded goblet, dark orange body, filmy white cap

smell: pungent hop bouquet - pine, ruby red grapefruit, sweet caramel malt

taste: this is a big-bodied DIPA with a thick caramel malt base - lots of pine resin, red grapefruit, lots of sugar, fair amount of alcohol present. A little big-bodied for me, but packed to the brim with west coast hops and a treat to find on tap

mouthfeel: pretty big body for the style

overall: delicious

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Bottle Room.

Poured a cloudy orange hue with a small off white head that left scattered lacing on the glass.

Smell is grapefruit, tangerine zest, pine, and grass.

Taste is sweet upfront and then a bitter piney, resiny finish with some citrus pop to brighten things up. Crisp and dry in the finish and it just begs you to take more sips.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing with a medium body with a touch of an oily feel as it slides of the tongue. Great drinkability and the balance is very nice while still allowing hops to be the major player.

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Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,912 ratings.