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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

1,706 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,706
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 325
Gots: 67 | 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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Beerswag

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-04-2013 23:31:11 | More by Beerswag
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Joshpu

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-04-2013 08:19:48 | More by Joshpu
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ImperialStout

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-04-2013 02:54:01 | More by ImperialStout
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mattvandyk

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-04-2013 00:40:29 | More by mattvandyk
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Smitty1988

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-03-2013 19:50:31 | More by Smitty1988
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-03-2013 05:01:00 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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dotes_on_dipas

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

12-03-2013 01:54:47 | More by dotes_on_dipas
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tschiess

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-02-2013 01:16:04 | More by tschiess
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-01-2013 02:48:48 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Salud24

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-30-2013 11:30:17 | More by Salud24
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lakeylake

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-30-2013 06:25:50 | More by lakeylake
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JorSince88

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-30-2013 04:47:14 | More by JorSince88
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bschinelli

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-29-2013 21:07:56 | More by bschinelli
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-29-2013 16:14:39 | More by waddellc2
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Mike099

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

11-28-2013 23:15:55 | More by Mike099
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CloudStrife

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. 2013 vintage.

A: Pours a hazy orangish amber with a slightly yellowed head. Leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass. Too opaque to see any visible carbonation.

S: Great hop profile on this one. Balanced blend of earthiness and citrus with a touch of spiciness. Malts back it up nicely giving it a touch of sweetness.

T: As expected from the aroma this one has a great hop profile and ample bitterness. Mostly an earthy hop approach that is rounded out by a fairly strong malt backbone. Malts add a bit of carmel but the main focus is on the hops. Alcohol is lost in the bitterness.

M: Medium body with low carbonation. Nice nectar like quality in this one that is enjoyable in double IPA's. A bit sticky on the finish but that can be expected from something so hoppy.

Overall this is a very enjoyable double IPA that can compete with the big dogs. Isn't overly bitter which is nice because it still has all the hop flavor you could want. Worth picking up.

11-28-2013 17:44:59 | More by CloudStrife
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thegrimone

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

11-28-2013 07:43:48 | More by thegrimone
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wandrews

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-28-2013 02:22:27 | More by wandrews
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-27-2013 20:42:07 | More by 2dogbrew
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frozenjogurt

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-27-2013 06:01:04 | More by frozenjogurt
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EB1

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-27-2013 02:32:47 | More by EB1
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dar482

New York

4.55/5  rDev +7.6%

The beer comes in a clear beautiful deep orange.

The aroma is wonderful and hoppy. It has tons of orange, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, and a bit of caramel malt and garlic in the back.

The flavor follows with juicy citrus, orange, grapefruit, pineapple. It moves onto a caramel sweetness, yet with a light body. The finish cleans off well with a bit of piney bitterness.

The alcohol and light body really hide the body.

The best DIPA/IPA from Bear Republic.

11-26-2013 04:16:06 | More by dar482
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MarkJBurch

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-25-2013 21:59:16 | More by MarkJBurch
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-25-2013 01:37:46 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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flagmantho

Washington

4.14/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and a strong effervescence. There are tiny floaties in the body as well, which add to the attractiveness, I think. head is a finger of frothy ivory foam. Not bad at all!

Smell: big citrusy aroma with a nice little bit of tangerine character. There's also a big floral hop character which really adds something. Sweet and enticing!

Taste: bold fruity and floral flavor with a big malty sweetness that renders the whole works quite candylike. Bitterness is moderate by very smooth and not at all raspy; low-cohumulone hops at work. I really like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and a good-enough creaminess for the style. Not bad.

Overall: the flavor is why you drink Racer X. For years it seemed you couldn't get it in Seattle, but now I'm seeing it in bottles and on tap all over the place -- a development for which I'm quite grateful.

11-24-2013 23:46:45 | More by flagmantho
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,706 ratings.