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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

1,711 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,711
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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Ratings: 1,711 | Reviews: 470 | Display Reviews Only:
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meangreenc

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-12-2013 04:06:09 | More by meangreenc
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BigJYoungblood

Oregon

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-12-2013 03:54:08 | More by BigJYoungblood
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -12.8%

A - Pours a semi-hazy amber orange color with a thick, white creamy head.

S - Floral and light fruit dominate the nose, light malt. The aroma is muted quite a it due to the serving temp.

T - Starts with a touch of citrus, pine, and light caramel malt which carries through the entire sip. Midway through some onion character surfaces along with some rind-like grapefruit and leaves a lingering light floral and faint rind finish. Has some cardboard character to it, old keg.

M - Medium body with some alcohol effervescence without the burn.

O - Worth a try, would like more intense onion and rind in this glass. Will revisit this review when I have one that's more fresh.

12-12-2013 03:49:49 | More by jzeilinger
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random846

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-12-2013 02:43:26 | More by random846
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berlinabb

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-12-2013 00:02:50 | More by berlinabb
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-11-2013 22:53:47 | More by Chaney
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cjohal85

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-11-2013 21:38:03 | More by cjohal85
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-11-2013 12:34:33 | More by Sludgeman
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Samuel906

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Pours a bright but hazy amber, almost orange in color. Thin sticky white head clings to the glass. Very true to form DIPA here; lots of fresh citrus and hops in the nose and pallate. Some grapefruit, malt, and earthy tones round out the finish. Not overly sweet, but a touch boozey for only 8%. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Pretty solid beer here and very true to its style.

12-11-2013 08:12:50 | More by Samuel906
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Wompus

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

12-11-2013 07:54:32 | More by Wompus
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marshmeli

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-10-2013 20:20:35 | More by marshmeli
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Duane_Opfer

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%

22 oz bottle poured into a Speigelau IPA glass. No date on bottled, but labeled as "2013 Vintage." Consumed on 12/8. Review written from notes.

A - Reddish orange with 1/2 finger of off-white small bubble head. Moderate carbonation with distinct lines. Heavy continous bands of lacing from top of glass to the bottom when finished. Not clear, but also not cloudy with no sediment.

S - Very fragrant. Pine, melon, lemon, kiwi, and peach.

T - Apricot and melon, with a hint of onion bitterness. Strong malt backbone. Alcohol not well hidden. Lasting onion/grapefruit rind bitterness.

M - Moderate to high carbonation. Dry and medium bodied. No stickiness.

O - Good, but slight flavor descreased this beer's overall score for me.

12-10-2013 14:20:14 | More by Duane_Opfer
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Los1324

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-10-2013 01:47:31 | More by Los1324
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

12-09-2013 15:20:45 | More by PaulsBrew
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SplitsAtoms

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-09-2013 01:31:33 | More by SplitsAtoms
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MNPikey

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

12-08-2013 05:27:50 | More by MNPikey
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cherche

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-08-2013 04:03:58 | More by cherche
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

12-08-2013 00:02:18 | More by Damian74Shensky
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timmy2b

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-07-2013 05:19:32 | More by timmy2b
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gmerrick

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-07-2013 04:54:25 | More by gmerrick
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stanowsf

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-07-2013 04:35:58 | More by stanowsf
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep copper body. Nice white head. Chunky collar. Decent lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit and pine hops. Resiny. Very malty. Sweet smelling.

Taste - Malt is strong. Very sweet. Grapefruit. Pine comes out more than grapefruit. Musty and bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Sweet. Bitterness pushes through the sugar.

Overall - Good hop flavor, but hella sweet. Too much.

12-07-2013 03:16:55 | More by Alieniloquium
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rickrem

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

12-07-2013 02:19:09 | More by rickrem
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thirtyfourtwenty

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

12-06-2013 23:42:14 | More by thirtyfourtwenty
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-06-2013 18:50:14 | More by brez8791
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,711 ratings.