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RATINGS: 265   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
Hardly ever rate anymore but this one deserves special mention. Had it on tap at ben and Nick’s. Great aromas of hops and citrus, wonderful flavor profile, just the right amount of sweetness and bitterness, the alcohol shines through a bit, but it meshes well. Nice thick palate, just right for an Imperial IPA.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Strykzone (4478) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Lots of sediment on the bottom of the bottle loosened in gobs when rolled. The beer is dingy golden and has a white head that is thick and slowly falls. A cool layer of lacing. Everything I like about hop aromas is in this one. Pine, citrus, tropical, floral. It is hop perfume. The flavor highlights all of the hop flavors beautifully. Malts are balanced with paler and caramel. There is a lot of understatement in this beer. Nothing overpowers but everything about this is delicious. If someone were to ask "what do I like in a big IPA" the answer would be THIS.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
This was a joint tasting with Strylkzone. Pours an orange color with a foamy off-white head and moderate lacing. Nose is powerful with a solid caramel malt base and lots of hops including citrus, pine, and tropical fruit. Relatively full bodied. Flavor is tropical fruit, citrus, pine with again that solid caramel malt base. It finishes dry and moderately bitter but not overly so. This is a very well crafted beer and enjoyable from start to finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Tannish and a bit hazy, with a bubbly head. Very melony, hints of grapefruit, light florals. It’s a bit chewy, but with more of those melon hops. The malts end up being quite assertive, chewy (from Cali, big shock, huh?), and alcohol kicks in late. All these hops, to me, demand a cleaner, lighter body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (856) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bomber purchased at Escondido BevMo ($7.99). Pours a hazy golden amber hue with two fingers of fluffy white head. AROMA of sharp pine needles, bright and sweet citrus, salty sea air, some stone fruit, and resinous/herbal hops. FLAVOR of citric / floral / herbal hops, pine/cedar, all very balanced with a good amount of caramel malts. Nice semi-sweet and semi-bitter finish. The high ABV is completely concealed. I waited a little too long to open this, so the freshness is suspect...but the big hops do still come through quite nicely. (262, 854)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gooball201 (22) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Gotta drink this young. This Is my last and 4th I think. Young it is spectacular, does not age well as one would expect. Still worth drinking!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (567) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours golden color with white head. Honey aroma with some cirtrus. Thick syrupy feel in mouth. Swee honey like flavor with citrus finsh. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1448) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
seth_lfod (322) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2069) - Belgrade, SERBIA - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1298) - 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!


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