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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

1,679 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,679
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 323
Gots: 64 | FT: 3
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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DCon

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-25-2013 16:23:35 | More by DCon
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arizcards

Arizona

4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber from Total Wine in early December for $7.99. Bottled on 10-21-13.

Beer poured orange with a nice white head that is leaving lacing.

Nose is pretty nondescript, some citrus hops linger.

Taste is big grapefruit citrus rind and pine up front. Malt backbone attempts to balance things out but does not accomplish that. Everything i am looking for in a 2IPA.

Mouthfeel is full and satisfying.

Overall this is a very smackable brew. This is an old school 2IPA where the malts complement the hops and not become dominantly sweet and the abv is not jacked up too high. Try it if you come across it. You will not be disapointed!

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 00:41:48 | More by arizcards
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-24-2013 21:03:45 | More by Mattyb79
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-24-2013 18:55:37 | More by DerekQXQX
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Sergeh

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-24-2013 07:44:24 | More by Sergeh
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CheftoDeath

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-24-2013 03:34:52 | More by CheftoDeath
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Userme59

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

12-23-2013 21:38:15 | More by Userme59
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Rado

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-23-2013 18:42:35 | More by Rado
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fireman1013

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

12-23-2013 17:04:54 | More by fireman1013
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mendonza

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-23-2013 15:31:13 | More by mendonza
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PopnLoads

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-23-2013 14:24:08 | More by PopnLoads
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s35keith

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-23-2013 05:10:15 | More by s35keith
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Chaosfiend

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-23-2013 02:03:06 | More by Chaosfiend
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clay23

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-23-2013 01:44:48 | More by clay23
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-22-2013 22:27:35 | More by Denzo
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-22-2013 22:17:41 | More by jayhunter357
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Peter1977

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-22-2013 21:06:26 | More by Peter1977
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jw1978

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-22-2013 21:04:29 | More by jw1978
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teraflx

Arizona

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-22-2013 20:43:33 | More by teraflx
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TheRealPour

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-22-2013 17:59:44 | More by TheRealPour
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muzzy

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-22-2013 16:23:18 | More by muzzy
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cfinch2

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-22-2013 02:55:21 | More by cfinch2
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420Rick

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

12-21-2013 22:28:39 | More by 420Rick
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

fresh batch of this just hit shelves, but I was lucky enough to score some on tap. its blonde honey colored beer with lazy white lace head and lots of frantic bubbles heading for the surface. high alpha and intensely bitter hops notes assault y nostrils, and there is a very light malt base for how much hops are packed into this. the flavor sings with all the glory of delicious west coast hops, this is a defining example of the style. its citrusy and has a fruit punch quality, but certainly not at the expense of bitter, which is the dominant sensation through this whole beer. the alcohol is invisible, and there is almost a rye malt spice to the finish, but I think its just a side effect of how bitter this finishes. high ibu content for sure. its in many ways more robust than the café racer 15, less gentle, less citra maybe, more aggressively bitter. I would love to be able to drink this fresh all the time, its a big ipa and one or two glasses is enough for me, but I love the way this is built. medium bodied and carbonated enough to keep it moving, long hoppy finish. excellent nectar here from bear republic. I wish more of their beers made it into this market.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2013 16:38:53 | More by StonedTrippin
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Rudy

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-21-2013 14:51:07 | More by Rudy
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,679 ratings.