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Racer X Double IPA | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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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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A - clear bright orange, 1 inch off white head.

S - citrus, orange, sweet pine

T - sweet malts, oranges, citrus, grapefruit with a nice hoppy bitter bite on the finish

M - buttery texture, smooth, bitter carbonation

O - really enjoyed this double. Drank on 12-10-14 and dated best by 1/30/15 so this may have a few months of age on it but still very good. I'd like to get one a little fresher to compare. I have only a few weeks to do so as bear Republic is pulling it's distribution out of MA in 2015. Hope to see them back in the future.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this into a pint:
Terrific copper body, slightly hazy. The head forms perfectly to the rim, then begins to fold away a bit leaving chunks of sticky lacing.
Nose is fantastic and big: juicy citrus hops, orange zest, pine, resinous, some floral, bready malts. This DIPA is hitting my nose perfectly.
This parties in my mouth, and the taste follows the nose pretty well too. Malts are sweet, but the hops are rich and sharp with a dominating bitterness from the sweet piney hops that shine through. Balance is incredible despite the strong flavors. Dry in finish.
This is a huge ale. I love the younger sibling ipa of this beer, and while this one has a commonality with Racer 5's profile, this X stands as a different beast altogether. Top notch stuff.

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Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 2,163 ratings
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