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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

1,712 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,712
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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McAndrew

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-26-2013 18:33:31 | More by McAndrew
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tastybeerinmybelly

Virginia

3.59/5  rDev -15.1%

It's been a while since I have had the Racer 5, but I remember it being an above average IPA. I was excited to try the Racer X, but am a little disappointed. Nothing really stands out about this one for me. The hoppiness is kind of one dimensional with a piney taste, but that is quickly replaced with a malty aftertaste. It's not bad, but for the price there are a lot of other double IPA's I would rather have. Good thing it is Christmas and I got plenty of different options to choose from!

12-26-2013 04:10:48 | More by tastybeerinmybelly
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Sudsday

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-26-2013 03:03:39 | More by Sudsday
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bcuz7

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-26-2013 02:40:53 | More by bcuz7
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-26-2013 02:24:54 | More by savagepm
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Kappakoosh

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-26-2013 01:52:58 | More by Kappakoosh
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Mersh

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-26-2013 01:19:16 | More by Mersh
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-25-2013 22:07:10 | More by In_Control_Mike
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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%

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!

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
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,712 ratings.