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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottled: unk Pours a turbid nice amber color with a solid toasted cream top. Smells nice and resiny, with pine, then some grapefruit and tangerine. Flavor is more malty than the nose would let on. Not bitter, but plenty of hop influence, some more resin and citris pith. The malts are slightly sweet and have a solid caramel character. Full bodied with tight, moderately high carb and a thick finish. Cool mouthfeel. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Thanks Paul! Yellow orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is dank hops, resin and citrus. Taste follows... Dank earthy hops, solid malt backbone. Best I have had from bear republic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (3291) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2014
22oz in Seattle. Hazy medium, woody orange. Bubbly foam. Fruity yeast. Soft alcohol hop. Big beer, dry alc. Juicy. A bit muddled, I’m confused. Alc sweetness. Eh, doesn’t add up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1421) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Murky orange. Big, juicy, dank hops on the nose. Lots of mandarin fruit and sweet caramel malt in the flavor. This tastes a lot like something from 3Floyds to me, with just a slightly higher hop content. A bit on the flat side. Tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (731) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1082) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
spacemonster (85) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (3443) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6223) - 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.

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