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RATINGS: 307   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...


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1033) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle share at the Syb Pig in Boca Raton. Pours a amber-orange with a medium white head. Good lacing. Serious pine, resin and citrus on the nose with a touch of barnyard. Taste was very hoppy with pine, pine resin, and citrus all of the place. Well balanced with the malts. Medium body, good carb. Finish is bitter with fresh hopness.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lightbias (118) - USA - OCT 22, 2014
Softly aromatic; a light apricot and grapefruit aroma stems from a hazy, orangely-apricotish (two non-words that are so accurate that I couldn’t help but use them hyphenated) flavor intense liquid. As I drink, the head clings in sheets across the sides of the glass rather than lacing it and although diminished, also sits persistent atop the brew. Off the top, hugely boozy. After a few sips, slightly boozy and very flavorful. The taste is much bigger than the aroma within just a few degrees in temperature, and the bitter is well balanced with the sweetness of the malt. It is, without a doubt, loud and assertive and very dry, creating a thirst for the drinker and an easy warmth with the higher ABV. A little on the caramel malty side for my taste, but a pleasant balance nonetheless and a very nice example of the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2825) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Apricot and grapefruity aroma. Taste the same also tropical citrus and very hoppy. Surprisingly not too bitter. Just a perfectly hopped and smooth ipa. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Shared by Gustav.
Appearance: hazy amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, hops, grapefruit, pine, citrus.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, grapefruit, citrus, pine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swesson (239) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2014
From a bomber. Pours a murky orange-juice color and makes a small white head. Smells like a mixture of fresh hops, citrus, and pine. Tastes just like a double should, big, but not too boozey. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1777) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2014
on tap, pours golden amber, thin white head. big dank nose, resin, pine. taste has solid bitterness with same hoppy elements on top of a light malt base. medium body, high boost. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 "Had this beast once before, but it even stands out amongst other great beers. Ample malt and a good dose of sticky sweetness, but far from what is call balanced. This hop monster showcases citrus hops, plain and simple. Lemon, orange and grapefruit peel. A touch of evergreen. Aggressive and delicious!"

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dapierce17 (110) - Pasco, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours a gorgeous hazy amber with a finger of white head. Strong aroma of juicy citrus; orange, grapefruit. Slight pine notes as well. The aroma matches the flavor with more of the citrus fruits coming through. Sweetness from the malts and alcohol are present. Very balanced and tasty DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (158) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2014
Lovely double IPA. Had on tap in downtown Los Angeles in a paddle next to their racer 5 IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1040) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Very juicy tropical fruit aromas. Hazy orange with a fairly lasting, bubbly white head. Dry, bitter, freshly hoppy. Light-medium bodied, clean, very refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HellesBunny666 (200) - Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Citrus and floral, tropical fruits aromas, delicious. Yellow fruit, limes. Spicy. Tropical hops. Hazy gold color. Grassy. Lemongrass.


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