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RATINGS: 553   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StoutsRights (10) - USA - APR 16, 2006
Delicious and sweet (moreso than Racer 5, which is good in its own right). It’s strength is masked by the aforementioned factors. Similar to YuleSmith but not quite there. On tap at Anthill Pub at UC Irvine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3752) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 28, 2006
On tap at the pub. Light brown body with a small tan head. hoppy aroma with a nice dose of bitterness in the ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - FEB 21, 2006
On tap at the BR brewpub 2/18/06. Poured a rich amber color with a thin off-white head. Hoppy aroma with some sweet fruity, citrus notes. Flavor is well balanced with a nice bitter hoppiness and notes of citrus and malt. Great mouth feel! A very nice IIPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2893) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
On tap, Toronado, San Francisco. Dark orange, no head. Looks flat. Strong citrus hop aroma. Strong hop taste, lots of malt sweetness. But despite the presence of flavour, this comes bland? WTF? Watery too. Becomes citrus orange and harsh. Unbalanced and maybe not served in the best condition. Disappointing to say the least, I’ll take a Racer 5 any day over this.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
stevusmagnus (22) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2005
I bought this beer because Racer X was on the tap. I used to watch Speed Racer as a kid and so I decided to try this beer. It was my first experience with an IPA and will be my last. It was like drinking a bitter heavy foamy mess. No thanks!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2005
(draft, Toronado) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, fruity (cantalope), floral. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, cantalope, some cherry, alcohol well hidden. Medium-full body with some stickiness.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5195) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Had on tap at the brewpub in Healdsburg. Very clean, fragrant, floral, minty aroma which is the high point of this one. Crystal clear orangey appearance with a soft, off-white head. Good bitterness in this one with some subtle citrusy notes, with some minty accents and a bit of back end nuttiness. thickish mouthfeel. Overall, very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - SEP 11, 2005
This is a good beer I was able to get on tap at the Toronado in San francisco. Lots of good flavor and a nice golden flavor. I’ve been wanting to try this one for awhile and it was worth getting it. Very hoppy and yummy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Draft. Dark amber with very little head. Grapefruit aroma and flavor with some smooth malt backing. Some tannins and grassiness present that may just be this batch, but it takes something away and means it’s nice, but could be better. One of my lower rated IIPA’s

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - AUG 6, 2005
dark amber pour, with a white head. great piney aroma, some alcohol, resiny sweetness. a nice full bodied, balanced (for a iipa), strong ale. i love double ipas and this is a good example of one


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