Racer X Double IPA - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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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
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
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,679 ratings.