Racer X Double IPA | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

2,156 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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3.72/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Pour is honey gold in color, off white fluffy head that has great retention and lacing. Aroma is a tropical fruit bomb: pineapple, orange, grapefruit, peach, mango. It’s very sweet smelling, with a slight bready malt backbone present. Taste follows the nose, but with a much stronger malt presence here: sweet bready malts abound. It’s a great balance of hop and malt. Body is medium, mouthfeel is sticky and lip-smacking good. Exactly what I love in a west-coast DIPA. So good!

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into nonic pint

A: pretty good clarity light copper light head good lacing

S: very spicy herbal smell boarding on onion but not quite

T: muted taste you can almost taste the smell but it's gone quickly and then it's sweet which is pleasant but I'd say more of a spicy herbally DIPA

M: medium to fuller for a DIPA nice carbonation

O: it's just ok I can't see this as world class, it's a muddled DIPA it's big saving grace is it's not too much in any department

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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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