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RATINGS: 299   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
larryLSB (418) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Poured from a bomber into tulip glass, cloudy golden - orange with a medium sized head. Nose is very complex, smoky malty citrus, blood orange, with a hint of pine. Taste leans toward the sweeter side, but there is a real dryness to the finish that grabs me. Overall very good.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (960) - 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 (180) - Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Citrus and floral, tropical fruits aromas, delicious. Yellow fruit, limes. Spicy. Tropical hops. Hazy gold color. Grassy. Lemongrass.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zickbeer_ye (257) - Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Juicy tropical fresh hop aromas. White bubbly head and golden orange body. Delicious tropical citrus flavors with fresh hops. Refreshing on the palate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3282) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Let me start by saying I need more Bear Republic in my life. Their hop sensibilities seem to be tuned to my palate. Bottle, pours a lightly hazed golden orange with a nice head. Aroma is a lime green, lime green and tangerine. Flavor matches, with a hint of pine over the relatively neutral caramel malt underpinnings. Great balance while still being a showcase for the hops. Truly masterful. Love, love, love this. Wish like heck that I could get a growler.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (751) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2014
orange gold pour. aroma pine, herbal hops, caramel, honey. Tastes tropical mangoes, slight sulfur. Smooth 100ibus? yeah right. some resin on palate. Alcohol well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkeh (194) - 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 (1598) - 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 (3611) - 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 (911) - 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 (470) - 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


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