Racer X Double IPA - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.13/5 rDev -2.4%
Bottled 11/10/13. "Vintage 2013" reads a small label on the neck of the bottle.
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass.
a: Clear amber with a two inch tall white head which receded to rocky surface foam and dense lacing.
s: Intense pine and citrus.
t: Piney hops forward in a blast over a moderate malt base. Sticky afterfeel with lingering bitterness at the sides of the tongue and elsewhere.
m: Medium, lingers in the mouth as though sticky. Very smooth otherwise.
o: Excellent DIPA. Expecting a bit more flavor considering its high rating, but certainly a top flight brew in its style.
12-21-2013 04:48:50 | More by scotorum
4.35/5 rDev +2.8%
Straight orange colored beer, medium sized white head, and patchy lace around the rim of my tulip. Smells sweet, citrus, crisply dank, and a wee but passionfruity. This is very satisfying on the taste buds. By no means overpowering like some dIPAs. This could in fact be sessionable. Sweet, chewy, pine, citrus, tropical fun. Smacky in the mouth through the finish... Medium body. Mouth-watering lingering hop tingle. Super drinkable. Overall very nice.
12-20-2013 22:47:45 | More by tastybeer
3.2/5 rDev -24.3%
tightly packed cap of foam, a lovely finger size hat, great lacing, clean orange hue with a smattering of carbonation in no sort of hurry to arrive at the top destination, looks good for the style
smells like a souped up amber, spicy malts, some hops (herbal), a bit underwhelming overall
a sharp bite of hops and then it melds into an almost syrupy malt flavor, this has a lingering almost medicinal type hop signature - not your typical west coast hop experience, the ABV is noticeable in the afterglow but not so much in the sipping, this does have a really nice weight to it compared to many DIPAs but unfortunately the flavor lacks a punch I am looking for in the style
bear repub makes some great beers at some usually incredibly reasonable prices... this just isn't one of them
12-17-2013 05:19:27 | More by Ego
4.26/5 rDev +0.7%
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Just under two months old. Reviewed live.
Dark orange, almost brown color. It leaves, at most, a decent lace. Smells of the citrusy hops with alcohol on the end, classic West Coast IPA smell. Nice balance with the hops up front and a great malt backbone. Leaves a good amount of bitterness in the back of the throat. Crisp and very easy to drink. I'd much rather spend my money on a 6-pack of Racer 5, or even the Hop Rod Rye, but still a solid DIPA.
12-16-2013 03:59:50 | More by ajmitch4
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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