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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhopsbeertalk (122) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Resinous aroma with lots of pine & citrus. BIG bitter flavor is peppery, oniony with a nice bite and kick.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkeh (189) - Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
On draft at Hay Merchant. Clear orange pour, fluffy white head. Sons is grapefruit, pine, apricot, lemon zest. Sweetness from a malt presence and alcohol. Super sticky motel costs the tongue. A joy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Draft at Strangeloves. Hazy orange pour that starts with a gigantic frothy white head. Taste is strongly reminiscent of the Racer Five but fuller and more alcoholic. Big orange pith flavors. Lots of drying oak barrel notes. Wonderful stuff but maybe a bit too one note.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a smallish off white head on there. Nose is quite hoppy with some nice floral and piney elements to it. Taste is quite frsh and just a little bit sweet, though there are hints of the hoppy bitterness in there. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (902) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours an orange-golden color with a short white cap. Soapy nose. Wet and astringent mouthfeel. Malty with some citrus expression. Pretty warm with the alcohol presence.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (436) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold/orange. Aroma is grapefruit and candied orange. The taste adds bitter pine with a malt middle. Medium carb and very rich. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1377) - - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Orange gold with a white head. Aroma is orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Taste adds some caramel. Medium spritzy mouthfeel. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nellycale (183) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2014
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours a orange/copper hue with small off-white head with decent lacing. Aroma is very piney, caramel malt and some floral bouquet. Taste is very pine resin, some honey but malt backbone balances it out. Some dank on the taste and finish. But a little too malty for me... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2554) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Pours thick dark honey golden unclear with a big creamy white head. Aroma and flavor both have huge perfumey abrasive hops with piney resin notes. The citrus and grapefruit flavors are really nice, a bit of sweetness as well and definite malty base under there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JerseyBrew (18) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2014
This has to be one of my favorite double ipa's ever. Nice citrus aroma though could be stronger. Nice dry finish, but does have a sweet taste in the middle that I would like a slight more bitterness to counteract. That is my only complaint with this better, and it would just be a personal preference ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Underdogs88 (81) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bright citrus hop aroma. Gold color with a fluffy white head with excellent lacing. Flavor is full of citrus hops. Malt flavor is minimal. The bitterness is clean and not overpowering. Body is medium with medium-high carbonation. Overall, a great tasting dipa! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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