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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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...


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (631) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Lower rating b/c this is an old bottle, cant discern the freshnes date but March or July of 2013. Pours an medium bronzed orange and carfamel color. Head is light, thin, large, soapy, and transparent. Lacing is ok looking and sporadic. Aroma is boozy, almost like sniffing a shot of liquor, ideal for the abv here I guess, citrus undertones, orange, melon, red grape, pine, sap, and more orange. Taste is boozy, hops are juicy and bountiful, but the booze seems to overpower the aftertaste and the nice hop mixture, has to be the age of this brew, Pugnent hops do enter in the taste, dank resinous feel of pine, weed, grass, and murky old soil. Drinkability is a bit tough at times, due to the immense booze relation in the smell and taste, hot damn, tequila, and white rum are all over, not what i look for in a dipa. Guess I should have looked at the bottle. Still, this is a bit tolerable and with the hops and citrus in mind its not that bad. Sampled in a 23oz bulbous wheath glass.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (883) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Type: Draft Glass: 0.25L glass From: Tiger! Tiger! in North Park (San Diego), Calif. Price: $5.50 Purchased: Jan. 5, 2014 Consumed: Jan. 5, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a caramel, orange murky color with three fingers of frothy white head when I got it. Tons of foamy lacing scattered throughout the sides of the glass. Above average retention. Smelled sharp grapefruit, tangerine, orange rind, fresh, floral hops, citrus hops and faint tropical notes. Taste wasn’t as quite as potent as the nose. Got lemon, citrus hops, sharp grapefruit, tropical hops and orange dental floss, all in a bitter form. Light body. Creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt, clean and refreshing finish, hiding the strength of the alcohol. Just a really good beer. Very smooth and refreshing. Can’t wait to try it again.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
spacemonster (82) - Igo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2014
This is as big a victory for bear republic as it is for us. Wonderful nose. Pineapple comes out farthur. It’s a welcome addition to the incredible Racer series! They score! Goal!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2272) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
22 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Golden, orange and slightly hazy with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts, bitter resinous hops, pine, floral, citrus and tropical fruits. Similar flavor, quite malty and sweet with bread, caramel and toffee. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Not bad, but too sweet for a DIPA.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boricuastyle (2) - Ponce, PUERTO RICO - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
superb aroma, surreal appearance, fresh hop wnw taste mix,citrusy &ausumm floral, great overall

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5592) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl. - Proof Bottle Shop - 22 oz bomber. Hazy medium copper pour, sticky snow white head with plenty of lacing. Aroma is fragrant and resiny with some nice spruce accents, some floral notes, a touch of muskiness. Flavor is bold and full bodied with plenty of citrusy bitter goodness, a touch of caramel sweetness, some mango fruitiness. Rich, thick sticky mouthfeel. Solid Double IPA from one of my favorite brewers that I have had the pleasure of visiting out west.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1073) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Not sure how I’ve never had this before, but I can’t really recall having seen this often. Bottle. Poured a somewhat clear golden yellow. Nice and citrusy with the hops, though I was expecting a little more pine. Smooth mouthfeel with a nice finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (1302) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2013
Golden with a white head nice lacing on the glass - Good hop aromas with citrus, grapefruits - A good malt body that supports a very good hop flavour that is grapefruit and other citrus with some descrete pine - Long lingering hop finish that is somewhat dry - This was very good and tasty

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours out a well carbonated, somewhat cloudy orange color with a small white head. Aroma is of sweet/bitter citrus fruit notes, light pine, some tropical fruits and lightly bready malt notes. Taste is complex, nice fruity hops, astringent pine bitterness, resiny citrus, light bread crusts and a little bit of boozy dryness on the finish. Well done!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4032) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2013
22oz bottle in a tasting glass. Pours golden/amber with an off-white head. Aroma of strong of citrus and floral hops plus some pale and caramel malts. Flavor strong on the hops but balanced. Average texture. A pretty good double IPA.


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