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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

1,683 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,683
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 323
Gots: 66 | FT: 3
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,683 | Reviews: 470 | Display Reviews Only:
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kevrice88

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-30-2014 04:06:14 | More by kevrice88
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robear

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-24-2014 19:23:57 | More by robear
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rdmendoza

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-23-2014 21:52:36 | More by rdmendoza
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barczar

Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage

Pours a brilliant copper with a lingering, frothy cream head.

Aroma is pine, slightly sweet caramel malt, grapefruit pith, and a touch of floral hop character.

Flavor reveals a sweet, lightly toasted malt base, which becomes fairly bitter and resiny at the finish. Notes of herbal, tea-like hops surface in the earthy aftertaste. There's a piney bite accompanying grapefruit, tangerine, and citrus pith underlying the malt.

Body is a touch full, with moderate carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

It took a whole for this one to grow on me. Initially, the English earthy, herbal hop character and bitterness dominates, but the sharp citrus surfaces late to make the beer more pleasing to my palate. The finish is more bitter than I prefer.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 02:56:08 | More by barczar
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PictureThi5

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-21-2014 18:35:56 | More by PictureThi5
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-21-2014 14:06:46 | More by thampel09
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raulazzer

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-20-2014 05:16:55 | More by raulazzer
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-19-2014 18:15:06 | More by PappyVans
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-17-2014 23:11:33 | More by dsshuck
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curasowa

New York

3.45/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Orange/amber color with some cloudy chill haze and one finger of soapy head that fades with bubbly lacing.

Aroma: Caramel malt, ripe fruit, citrus hops, a bit estery.

Taste: The first hit is surprisingly on the thin side, with bready malt building. The malt is fairly hidden, though, under some pretty intense, pithy hop bitterness. A little bit of sweetness cuts through on the finish, then is overwhelmed by more lingering, pithy bitterness.

The Rest: Not bad, but given the choice I'd take a Racer 5. The balance just isn't there on this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 00:30:38 | More by curasowa
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-12-2014 17:13:32 | More by EgadBananas
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neckbeered

Montana

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-12-2014 16:56:52 | More by neckbeered
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-08-2014 09:08:56 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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Tyko

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-07-2014 19:41:18 | More by Tyko
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whitenads

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-05-2014 16:39:56 | More by whitenads
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-05-2014 02:15:14 | More by micromaniac129
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, orange colored with a large off white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: grapefruit and orange, west coast citrus hops, slight honey malt sweetness

T: bitter grapefruit peel up front, middle sweetens with good malt backbone, finish is not as bitter as expected

M: heavy and sticky

O: good west coast double

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 23:29:07 | More by M_C_Hampton
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dmorgan310

Panama

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-04-2014 04:13:09 | More by dmorgan310
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VTEno17

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-04-2014 02:48:44 | More by VTEno17
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PacificCoaster

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-03-2014 23:23:24 | More by PacificCoaster
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Trish

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-02-2014 21:38:19 | More by Trish
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psumjl269

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-02-2014 15:21:16 | More by psumjl269
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Kinsman

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-29-2014 23:46:37 | More by Kinsman
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AD17

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-28-2014 17:13:55 | More by AD17
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Domvan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-28-2014 16:41:28 | More by Domvan
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,683 ratings.