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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Racer X® is an uncommon Double India Pale Ale which puts a California twist on English brewing traditions by adding an assertive hop aroma and bitterness that compliments the firm malt backbone. Like its little brother Racer 5, Racer X® is balance in a bottle.

2009 California State Fair – SILVER
2009 San Diego International Beer Competition – 2nd
2009 West Coast Beer Fest - GOLD


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Wowsa! A marked improvement over the alread-excellent Racer 5 classic. This beer has very big, crisp hop explosion up front followed by dominant, smooth malt sweetness. The maltiness is the big star here! One of the better California IPAs.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 11, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2012 Had this at the brewery. Too citrusy. Not as good as their regular IPA. Alcohol dominates it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007 Very hoppy and fruity aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity grapefruit flavour. Crisp and bitter lasting finish

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Draft at Capone’s. Poured a darker amber with an orange hue. A medium amount of slightly off white head slowly dissipated leaving a nice show of lacing on the glass. Nose was a blend of citrus (especially oranges), flowers, and hops. Taste was light citrus, pine, hops, and oranges. Finish was a wet, orangey bitter. Wow is what I can say to this brew. Not big on IPAs at all, but this was tasty!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (4501) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2010 Tap at Capones. Dark amber pour .Great aromatic beer with subtle but great flavor notes alcohol content is well hidden. Great IIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2009
22oz Bierkraft bottle. Pours a thick, dark, copper/orange with a frothy white head leaving quite sticky lacking. Wet wood, musty hops and pine initially on the nose. Orange juice, wet bread, and lighter citrus rind as well. Some catty notes emerge as the beer warms. Flavor is quite sweet. Bread crust, caramel and crystal malt lead the way for the malt profile. Hops seem a bit... off. Slightly musty and catty. A bit of bright citrus and pine but not too much. Medium to full bodied... slightly sticky. Average carbonation with a nondescript hop bite on the finish. Decent but totally unspectacular. The hops just taste... weird. Thanks Jonathan!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
larryLSB (456) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
On tap at the brewery, 22 oz. Big amber orange with large off white head. Nose of citrus, with hops and a bit of malt. Tasted great in the mouth with a dry finish. Very good, hope they bottle it soon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4187) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom... Poured a burnt orange with a bubbly, off-white head. Big hops on the nose with sweet malts. Foamy, dry palate. Huge caramel, sweet flavors with hops and malts. An acidic, malty bomb in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2009
On tap at Capone’s. Amber with a thin head. Had a ton of pine as well as some grapefruit and tangerine. Sweet and sticky but also very bitter. Delicious. Too bad I managed to spill it after only a few sips.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Courtesy of tpd975. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of pine, citrus, grapefruit, some hints of caramel and honey. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of citrus, grapefruit, light caramel, honey, lemon and flowers. Generally medium body with a pleasing hoppy finish.


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