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/ 2,157 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:
#939
Reviews:
508
Ratings:
2,157
Liked:
2,014
Avg:
4.22/5
pDev:
9.24%
Alströms:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
366
Gots:
210
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,157 |  Reviews: 508
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is dark amber in color with a thin layer of bubbles on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of piney hops fill the aroma.
T: Like the smell, there are lots of piney hops flavors, but the beer is very well balanced and the hop bitterness is not that overpowering. A little bit of alcohol presence is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate.
D: The high level of hops can slow you down, but there's a fair amount of malt in this to make it drinkable. However, I couldn't see myself having more than one of these in one night.

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Pours a dark orange to light brown color with a huge foamy white head. The beer is cloudy and there is quite a bit of thick lacing. The odor is a pleasant IPA scent, with grapefruit, lemon, orange, tropical fruits, apricot, mango, pine, malt, resin, some honey as well. The taste is very fruity, apricot, orange, grapefruit, pine, resin, with some bitterness throughout.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hard to put my finger on it but I like this less than Racer 5. It seems less balanced and more bitter in a not pleasing way. Maybe my taste buds are screwy tonight.

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Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93.4% out of 100 with 2,157 ratings
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