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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Café Racer 15™ features aromas of bright citrus and resinous pine from the generous use of Citra, Amarillo, Cascade and Chinook hops which are complimented by a dry malt finish. The result is a high revving Double IPA that is loud and assertive, much like the rebellious street racers who inspired it. Never ride alone...


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (6489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
Bottle (bomber) from Systembolaget. Shady orange, medium tan head. Tropical fruit hop aroma, oranges and tangerine, some piney notes. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with high bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (1129) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2016
Mycket dimmig, halm guld gul, gyllene orange skum. Doft: Barr, humle, citrus, mango, passionsfrukt. Smak: Humle, humle, barr, växter, omogen mango, alkohol, torkad frukt, tamarind. Humlen är verkligen dominerande, 8:an i smak är tveksam.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (1232) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 2, 2016
Bottle. Slightly hazy, golden pour producing a medium white top. Looks great. Aromas of malts, resin and citrus. Notes of grapefruit and melon as well. Taste is light sweet at first with a hint of spicy warmth, then into a fruity and malty flavor. Finishes moderately bitter. Nice mouthfeel, slick, full bodied and with avg co2 levels.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dojken (487) - - APR 2, 2016
Flaska. Brao trevlig doft av malt karamell o tång. Smaken bra med torkad frukt o gödsel. Bra balanserad o den ligger gött i munnen o avslutas med en mycket trevlig beska.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeersweden (559) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2016
The beer is light hazy, orange with a two finger high, white, head.

Nose: Orange marmelade, mango and grapefruit. A bit tired hops...
Taste: Pine, resin, orange, caramel, orange zest and mango. I’m disturbed that this beer feels to tired!
Mouth-feel: Medium body. Chewy. Great, bitter ending. Oily texture.

I bought this beer at the release date March 18, 2016 in Sweden. On the bottle the Swedish distributor has put a white sticker with the "best before" date January 1, 2017. I got a bit suspicious and checked the bottle. I found Bear Republics "best by" date: April 4, 2016 !!
No wonder I felt the hops were a bit tired...
To bad, I don’t think this review will reflect a fresh version of this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23317) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Hazy deep golden, rich creamy head. Generus aroma of mango and grapefruit. Somewhat dryish with slimmer body than anticipated. Peppery mango, grapefruit and pine. Heated finish with long piney bitterness. An IIPA without syrup and caramel, with intense citrusy hops? If only all IIPA’s were like this, even if it is somewhat boozy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewhemia (166) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2016
Almost clear light amber color with white head. Really nice aroma of fresh and dried fruits as well as a toffee-like sweetness. The taste is sweet up front greatly balanced by the following bitterness. A sensation of tropical fruits linger on in the finish after the bitterness. Nice full body. A really good double IPA in my opinion.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klas (404) - SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Strong and powerful. Bitter. Hoppy. Very good but maybe not worth the price.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turtles (1885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2016
Keg @ Bishops Arms Hornsgatan. Hazy golden, rich lacing white head. Hoppy and fruity aroma grapefruit, mango, peach, pine and malty notes of caramel. Rich, silky and chewy mouthfeel, mild carbonated. Tropical fruity taste, peach, orange, caramel with pine and citrus zest bitterness. Long bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (1798) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
650 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy golden with off white head. Fruity, floral with candy and pine. Semi dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.


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