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RATINGS: 283   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...


brystmar's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1209) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
On tap. Hoppy grapefruit galore in the nose, reminiscent of my beloved Vermont IPAs. Stubborn lace & head retention stir up similar memories. Smooth and rounded flavor profile, thanks to the malt backbone canceling out the hoppy assault. Bitterness shows itself only at the very end. Quite good.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kimmelman (5) - - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
Drinking at Fathers Office on tap. Much more mellow and balanced than I expected.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1700) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Draught at West End Tavern. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, resin, floral hops, caramel, pine and peach. Bitter finish with floral hops, peach, resin and caramel. Excellent double IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1726) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Cafe racer 15 on tap at the BR brewpub in CA. Good head. Slight haze. Medium amber. Some sticky lacing. Aroma is hoppy with a hint of honey. Citrus and pine hop mix is pronounced but tamed, especially re bitterness, by the malts. Easy drinking for a DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3611) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2014
bomber, another stereotypical cali dipa, sweet nad carfamelly with tons of pine hops, yay, i outdrank these in 2006.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkSanta410 (229) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Bomber to glass. Pours a orange - copper color with little to no head. Aroma is piney hops and very floral, fruity hop bouquet. Hints of caramel malts on the nose. Taste is much more profound pine and pine resin. Slight honey sweetness from the malts. Alcohol burn hits late Palate is medium body, low carbonation. Pretty good, but would have liked a bit more carbonation.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
josephmleff (1) - - JUL 24, 2014 does not count
Orange and citrus up front, fades to bitter and pleasant pine toward finish. Floral, hoppy aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2464) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours an orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grass, dank, weed, pine, herbs, and caramel. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, resin, herbs, grass, and some caramel with a dry, bitter finish. Hides the alcohol well, but ooooh you feel it. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2091) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a medium white head that has good retention. The aroma features citrus and pine. The taste is tropical citrus, grapefruit and oranges in particular, set in a ridiculously sweet caramel malt base. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes sweet. Overall: Too much caramel for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarnotingPete (775) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
Belle bière couleur de miel, légèrement voilée et couverte d’une dense écume nappant le verre d’une riche dentelle. Au nez, un mix gagnant: caramel, agrumes et résine. Elle est bien amère et peu sucrée. Elle est crémeuse, de corps robuste, moyennement effervescente et se yermine sur une souce amertume et des lomgs arômes bien réussis.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1810) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Draft. At brewery. Taste and nose is hoppy with some catty pissines. Overall ok.


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