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RATINGS: 570   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting... golden copper ... small white head ... soft sweet caramel toffee nose ... sweet malts ... soft toffee ... zezty fruits .. but that sweet caramel toffee i dont like

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bellco33 (389) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip: Pours golden with a big, white, head. Aroma pine, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, earthy. Taste is way too sweet, it overwhelms the piney hops that do come through. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, a bit cloying. It’s OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (946) - Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2014
On tap. A: Light caramel. Moderate head. N: Tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple. Pine and earth. Brackish. Marijuana. T: Big bitterness that overtakes the sweetness. M: Very alcoholic. Sticky. Medium body. Scraping. O: Decent. I’m not a fan of bitter throat scrapers. Flavors don’t excite either.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
been wanting this for years, finally made it to TX, on draft at charles’s spot .. . gold .. strong foam .. low citrus, resin, and bitter mango .. . mouth is medium strength .. . overall, a great iipa but i can see over the years, this has been surpassed .. . . i cut myself shaving, you can’t put toilet paper squares down there though...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1607) - Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Sweeter than I like in a DIPA, a little bit like an orange slice dipped in some caramel. Not hard to drink but not super crazy good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (5027) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle from Bottle Barn, vintage 2013. Clear dark golden with a large head. Aroma and taste of hops, resin, grapefruit, pineapple and some light notes of malt. Nice bitter and hoppy finish. A great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1340) - Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours unclear orange amber. Medium reducing creamy soapy white head with good lace. Aromas is dense hoppy, spicy, ripe fruity, citrus, grapefruit, pine - complex - plenty of caramel. Very aromatic. Medium plus body. Very hoppy. Spicy. Firm bitterness but not harsh. Oily. Sorta Fruity. Did I say hoppy? Alcohol is there but stays out of the way. Good but mot my fav.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (586) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2014
awesome aroma. very sweet, hoppy, caramel, pine, grapefruit, spices. Taste is very similar to the aroma. Very hoppy, fairly bitter, spices.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayorOfSudz (43) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Nicely balanced. Not much carbonation or lacing. Good bitter hoppiness, but no specific citrus notes. Some nice malty ale flavor. Some caramel and now some slight grapefruit after a few more swigs. Delightful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (201) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours murky yellow with no head. Mild hoppy flavor. No bitter aftertaste. No pine finish. Very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


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