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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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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...


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeersweden (527) - 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 (22731) - 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 (151) - 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 (396) - 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 (1552) - 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 (1723) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1555) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
Citric, resinous, grapefruit, orange marmalade, alcohol, pine, pineapple. Amber colour, medium off-white head, good amount of lacing. Big bite, heavy sweetness, ABV evident, fruity notes from the hops, grapefruit dominates, but also a lot of caramel. ABV well integrated. Fullbodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Enjoyable and well made, I had higher hopes though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dahlstrom (174) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2016
650 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Lightly hazy golden coloured beer with a medium white head. Aroma of hops (peaches, grapefruit, citrus and pine) and caramel. Taste reflects the aroma, with a sharp bitterness and burning alcohol. Medium bodied. High bitterness. Low to medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1115) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2016
(650ml bottle from Systembolaget, Pours lightly hazed medium orange with a moderate frothy white head and lace. Aroma of grapefruit, peach candy, mango, light bubblegum, pine, caramel, a touch bready. Rather sweet on the palate, caramel, mango, canned peach, orange and a bit of grapefruit peel. Dries a little on the finish, citrus peel, slight wet grass, a bit of alcohol. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Maybe lacks a little bit of bitterness to balance sweet malts, but a nice DIPA all the same.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (2478) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2016
Pours haxy amber with low white head Aromas caramelly with intense hoppyness of tropical fruits, orange and apricot marmalade, pine, resin Taste has caramel, tropical fruits, mango, resin, pine, citrus Medium to ful bodied with medium carbonation, medium sweetness and long bitter finish


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