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RATINGS: 560   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


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berard (307) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft. Pours maroon with white head that lingers. Sweet hop aroma over mild carbonation. Decent complexity in a smooth ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omega (701) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2014
This is an exceedingly good beer that is almost too balanced that it lacks "character". But then I take another sip to remind me how good (and balanced) this beer is.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pdubyah (391) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
terribly good beer. Nively floral, lovely bitter that isn’t all of it, great caramels, nice carbonation and looks great and has a decent head, Enjoyed it from the aroma to the finish,. However it is a heavy drinking beer and you might be struggling to have more than the one. But it was a good one :-)

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kirk36 (134) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Vintage 2013 so reads the bottle. Could use more carbonation. But... Syrupy, hoppy, citrus in the backbone, no head, great golden color and immediate head rush! Hop bombs dance across my tongue with a fervor. Each burp allows for thought. A great beer no doubt, but the store I bought it at had the temp too high for too long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2673) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle, from the Beer Dispensary, Apex. Good aroma,sweet caramel, orange, mango, floral. Clean brownish orange color, good head and lace. Bittersweet flavor. Heavy body, viscous oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Darn nice, good hop mix with nice malt streak. Great brew really.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wittales (636) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Appearance was clear orangish gold with lasting creamy off white 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are citrus, pine, lightly sweet malts hints of tropical fruits. Taste are grapefruit, lemon, pine, tangerine, blood orange with hints of soft malts and alcohol. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium-full body, lasting balanced hoppy finish. A great DIPA, wish had it fresher.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (1860) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle 22oz. [2013 vintage drunk a bit late] Pours orange with low white head. Aroma is of citrus, tropical fruits, caramel, flowers. Taste is of bitterness, caramel, "sucre d’orge", tropical fruits, pine, alcohol, malt, resin, flowers. Palate: Medium body. Balance is not 100% ok. Malty. Overall: Nicely hoppy. Quite ’murican. Not very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (648) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Pours orange with white head and very little lacing. The aroma is awesome. ...like putting columbus and centennial hops up your nose. Taste is bitter with tangerine hops and some hop spice. Some alcohol at the end. Love it!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2844) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle (22 oz). It’s written "2013 vintage" on the neck, but I don’t know when exactly this as been bottled. Purchased the day before consuming at Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Clear amber with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is of resinous hops, malt, caramel and light floral presence. Taste is moderately sweet with resinous hops, malt/caramel, light citrus and a warming alcohol presence. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Moderately dry finish. Good DIPA. Maybe a tad old, but drinkable and not a bad balance. I will revisit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (693) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Tap at Ale House. Pours orange gold with a big clingy off white head. Aroma is floral, citrus. Fairly sweet malt backbone with floral, pineapple and citrus hops. Finishes an oily pine resin bitter. Solid.


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