Racer X Double IPA | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Racer X Double IPARacer X Double IPA
2,157 Ratings
Racer X Double IPARacer X Double IPA

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

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

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This was a good one. Pours an auburn-tan color. I get lots of citrus aroma—orange juice and orange peel, some orange pith, really just layers of different variations of orange. Flavor has a good dose of orange bitterness. Orange bitters, orange zest, orange blossom, orange peel. If I’m not mistaken this has an English ale yeast which lends it some interesting contrasts to the typical West Coast IPA/DIPAs you tend to get around these parts.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 2,157 ratings
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