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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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cdwil

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-31-2013 13:48:12 | More by cdwil
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Whimpers

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-30-2013 22:22:07 | More by Whimpers
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-30-2013 18:27:15 | More by BigTrubble
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hnandez

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-30-2013 15:12:05 | More by hnandez
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-30-2013 13:58:29 | More by hemorhoidzz
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-30-2013 10:34:47 | More by schopenhauerale
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kew

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-29-2013 20:51:12 | More by kew
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Kais

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-29-2013 17:39:20 | More by Kais
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lic217

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-29-2013 03:53:32 | More by lic217
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MPSTARR

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-28-2013 16:50:38 | More by MPSTARR
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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-28-2013 13:08:53 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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beetstreet

California

3/5  rDev -29.1%

12-28-2013 06:48:22 | More by beetstreet
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sfr26

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-28-2013 06:16:41 | More by sfr26
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nuckbuc

New York

3/5  rDev -29.1%

12-28-2013 04:57:59 | More by nuckbuc
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babaracas

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

12-28-2013 03:55:44 | More by babaracas
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davet100

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-28-2013 01:25:33 | More by davet100
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JiuJitsuNINJA

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

This was a great DIPA. It is rated World class but it is a bit shy IMO. The color and aroma of this beer is absolutely wonderfull. The taste is is a bit one sided.Plent of pine and grapefruit,with plenty of sweet malt to almost but not completely balance out the dank hops.

12-28-2013 01:11:21 | More by JiuJitsuNINJA
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Chingringo

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-28-2013 00:20:21 | More by Chingringo
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dsm45

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-27-2013 21:18:54 | More by dsm45
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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.1%

12-27-2013 18:40:49 | More by Kaveman
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Alron

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-27-2013 05:33:04 | More by Alron
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JeffNev

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-27-2013 04:17:53 | More by JeffNev
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itsscience

Florida

3.83/5  rDev -9.5%

Pours muddy copper with a tinge of gold around the edges and a short white head. The nose is a huge ripe grapefruit with pine needle, tangerine, and biscuit malt. At the front of the tongue I get a lot of grapefruit flavor which blends into pine needle and onion, delivering a moderate bitterness that is balanced out by malt on the finish. For a double IPA it is very drinkable with a medium body and medium carbonation, but this is quite a mild example of the style. I would guess this was a regular IPA.

12-27-2013 03:44:12 | More by itsscience
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-26-2013 19:39:11 | More by AOShabaz
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McAndrew

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-26-2013 18:33:31 | More by McAndrew
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,711 ratings.