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RATINGS: 273   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...


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear dark golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop aroma. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. A solid beer that met my expectations for this brewer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2011
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, pine and light grapefruit zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine and light grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Lightly hazed pour, white head. Tons of citrus, grassy hops. Good malt bill. A tad sweeter than I expected. Solid but not amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of Citrus and floral / piney hops. Toasty. Tastes of Citrus, floral hops with some fruitiness in this finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
Pours cloudy orange with retained white head. hoppy C hop aroma. Orange flavour with mild coffee. Fresh bottle from Premier Gourmet. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Tap at Meridian Pint. Clear, ligher orange. Medium white head. 360 massive lace. Dank nose with orange gummies, weed. Taste is sweet cantaloupe and vanilla. A bit sticky. Reminds me of many pizza port DIPAs. Just a bit too sticky, syrupy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of hoppy, citrus, resin, a bit of pine, with some caramel and mild nutty notes. The taste is big citrus hops, some candied citrus, tropical notes, pine. Pale malt backbone. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, slight booze, average carbonation. Solid DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Tap at the Blind Tiger, NYC, 25/11/13. Hazed orange amber with a decent off white head that retains well. Nose is juicy hops, caramel malt, bitter orange, grapefruit, pine. Taste comprises earthy hops, caramel malt forward, orange pith, grapefruit, citric dipped straw, pine bite. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, hint of booze, hop bitterness in the closure. Alcohol very well tempered in this number!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
On tap. Pours with a hazed yellow hued body with a white head. Aromas are of tropical fruit, intense citrus, lightly dank, low malt, tropical fruit and a bit of cara malts. Flavors are hoppy, sweet, dank, lightly citrusy with a lot of bready malt flavors. Grassy, cellulose, tropical fruit. Fuller bodied which makes it flabbier than I like for my IIPAs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Draft at Craft. Pours hazy dark straw with off-white head. Nose is heavy resiny hops, fruit. Tastes resiny hoppy, pale malty, somewhat cloying at the finish, with big mangoey fruit and lemongrassy hops.


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