Racer X Double IPA | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Racer X Double IPARacer X Double IPA
BA SCORE
93.4%
Liked This Beer
4.22 w/ 2,156 Ratings
Racer X Double IPARacer X Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
California, United States
bearrepublic.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

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

Added by xlperro on 01-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#936
Reviews:
508
Ratings:
2,156
Liked:
2,013
Avg:
4.22/5
pDev:
9.24%
Alströms:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
366
Gots:
210
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,156 |  Reviews: 508
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler fill from Bailey's Taproom in Portland. Bartender was young but super badass and very good at his job and really seemed to know his stuff.

Very clear amber orange... nice 3/4" creamy head with great sheets of lace.

Very floral but that only lasts until you get slammed with a mess of resiny citrus hops... a little sweet maltiness... and a little toasty malts is detectable as it warms... but the hops prevail on all battle lines.

The flavor is dominated by a fantastically fresh hoppiness... nice bitterness but not overpowering... huge piney/grapefruit hops with a little too much sweetness for my taste... still fairly balanced.. the body is big... but very smooth... more of a fruitiness emerges on the palate as it warms... tropical fruits... sorta like a natural starburst... finish is long and a complex menagerie of big American hops... fantastic.

I am soooo glad I noticed this was Racer X... I looked at the board and the menu a dozen times and just passed it off as Racer 5... but then the X clicked and I did a little beer geek jig.

all 4.5's and probably deserves better.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage

A: pours a deep orange that's nearly red into a duvel tulip with a decently sized off white head that retains fairly well
S: smells of grapefruit rind and pine. a little bit of the caramel malt comes through as well
T: sweeter than expected with some nice caramel malt flavor up front, nice piney bite and some sweet yet still bitter citrus. slight orange marmalade flavor toward the end as well. swallow is oily hop and a slightly toasted bread flavor. a bit of alcohol on the swallow also
M: medium body with soft but firm carbonation. very nice feel
O: a very well crafted top notch DIPA that shows balance and great depth and breadth of flavor

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Pour is honey gold in color, off white fluffy head that has great retention and lacing. Aroma is a tropical fruit bomb: pineapple, orange, grapefruit, peach, mango. It’s very sweet smelling, with a slight bready malt backbone present. Taste follows the nose, but with a much stronger malt presence here: sweet bready malts abound. It’s a great balance of hop and malt. Body is medium, mouthfeel is sticky and lip-smacking good. Exactly what I love in a west-coast DIPA. So good!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93.4% out of 100 with 2,156 ratings
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