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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22oz bottle poured into a snifter. 2013 vintage.

A: Pours a hazy orangish amber with a slightly yellowed head. Leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass. Too opaque to see any visible carbonation.

S: Great hop profile on this one. Balanced blend of earthiness and citrus with a touch of spiciness. Malts back it up nicely giving it a touch of sweetness.

T: As expected from the aroma this one has a great hop profile and ample bitterness. Mostly an earthy hop approach that is rounded out by a fairly strong malt backbone. Malts add a bit of carmel but the main focus is on the hops. Alcohol is lost in the bitterness.

M: Medium body with low carbonation. Nice nectar like quality in this one that is enjoyable in double IPA's. A bit sticky on the finish but that can be expected from something so hoppy.

Overall this is a very enjoyable double IPA that can compete with the big dogs. Isn't overly bitter which is nice because it still has all the hop flavor you could want. Worth picking up.

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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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