Racer X Double IPA | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
2,156
Reviews:
508
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
Wants:
366
Gots:
210
For Trade:
5
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4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a cloudy orange with a finger and a half of creamy head that quickly settles to a thin ring leaving minimial lacing. big malty aroma backed up by grapefruit and pine. taste is a big malty body with a wave of citrus as it goes down the pipe, and finishing with a dry piney bitterness. overall this is a good dipa, unfortunatly for me there wasnt anything that makes it stand out from the others ive had.

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4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at City beer store in SF. pours a hazy, dark orange. Tastes slightly citrusy with a strong malt backbone. Crisp bitterness and it drinks down really easily. Glad I finally got to try this one. Another good offering from Bear Republic.

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4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty pungent dipa. Lots of citrus and salt. Seems to be fairly one dimensional and slightly muzzled. I want to say that the bottling of the brew may have had something to contribute? Eh, who knows. I mean, hey, this is still a nice brew and definitely worthy of drinking. But I feel like it is lacking a bit in comparison to the draft version. It doesn't really matter though; still a nice beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa. Thanks Zack.

A: Pours a hazy slightly amberish orange with a solid 1" off-white head which fades quickly to a small cap and rim leaving little lace.

N: Pop the cap and can detect grapefruit and citrus from 2+ feet away. Some honey sweetness, malt, and pine notes.

T: Malts dominate up front followed by citrus and pine on the finish.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Drying and bitter.

O: Slightly overbalanced toward the malt side, but nice overall. Being a DIPA the ABV is about right. I can only wonder what this must be like fresh.

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Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
4.24 out of 5 based on 2,156 ratings.
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