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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

1,733 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,733
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 332
Gots: 72 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

random846, Dec 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

berlinabb, Dec 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Chaney, Dec 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

cjohal85, Dec 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Sludgeman, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Samuel906
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Samuel906, Dec 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Wompus, Dec 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

marshmeli, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of Duane_Opfer
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Duane_Opfer, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Los1324, Dec 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

PaulsBrew, Dec 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

SplitsAtoms, Dec 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

MNPikey, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

cherche, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

timmy2b, Dec 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

gmerrick, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

stanowsf, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Alieniloquium, Dec 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

rickrem, Dec 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

thirtyfourtwenty, Dec 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

brez8791, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

rmcodrum, Dec 06, 2013
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2/5  rDev -52.7%

NonicPanic, Dec 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Eighty, Dec 05, 2013
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,733 ratings.