Racer X Double IPA | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Racer X Double IPARacer X Double IPA
BA SCORE
4.22/5
Exceptional
2,176 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:
#1,039
Reviews:
512
Ratings:
2,176
pDev:
9.24%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
361
Gots:
215
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 2,176 |  Reviews: 512
Photo of wmcgar01
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JonBoy23
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bacher468
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rangerred
3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Safeway. Dark, hazy golden pour, with soft, foamy head.Looks great, a perfect pour. Aroma features deep caramel malts with a little pine, a little citrus. Taste is more of the rich caramel malts, mellowed out by some lingering piney hops, a little earthy, with a hint of dank character. Mouthfeel is also superb, thick and chewy. One of the best DIPAs I've had.

 373 characters

Photo of Wizzle32
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blogjackets
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love the copper color of this double IPA. The high alcohol percentage (8.3) is masked by a malty backbone. Not overly hoppy in flavor despite 100 IBU rating, it's a smooth drinker that packs a punch. Note: I love Bear Republic's Racer 5 and this beer is one that balances bitterness and malt while raising the hop bar and alcohol.

 332 characters

Photo of zeff80
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of roasted malt, spicy rye, toasted caramel and pine. Nice piney bitterness with citrus and roasted malt.

 189 characters

Photo of DW78715816
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: copper color
Smell: hops, lots of floral hops.
Taste:. Big hop flavor with a strong malty sweetness to balance it some.
Feel: good hop bitterness on the tongue
Overall: it's really good, obviously a very strong beer that is balanced nicely with a malty sweetness.

 269 characters

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

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjrider
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacStinson
4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wjbent
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of animal69
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raziel313
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NMA
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sisterofba
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 2,176 ratings