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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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1,916 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,916
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 330
Gots: 128 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 01-13-2003

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
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4.78/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Deep orange color with a nice white head that quickly dissipates.

S: Pine, Hops, Floral scents.

T: A perfect balance of hops-to-malt. Super smooth drink-ability. Such a good blend. Very "west coast". Hop bomb up front with a pretty nice malt back bone.

M: Good lingering bitterness, not overwhelming, but just right for a double IPA.

Overall: This is a really good one. Will definitely be enjoying again in the near future.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Orthodoxkardia.

22oz bottle. Pours a burnt amber color with very little head. Fair amount of lacing. The aroma is citrus and floral hops. Slight breadiness as well. The taste is orange, tangerines and some bitter pine as well. Hints of tropical fruits with a fair amount of malt. Floral and pine bitterness at the finish. Some warming alcohol. Mouthfeel is somewhat heavy. Overall, decent Imperial but maybe a bit of a disappointment. Still good, but I'd prefer some of the other Racers over X.

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Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,916 ratings.