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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badwhale (369) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bomber to a glass mug. Pours a nice clear amber with an off white, yellowish head. Has great floral hop aroma on the nose. Great mouthfeel, creamy and full body. Good hop flavors, with a strong malt backbone giving it that mouthfeel. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Never disappointed by the Racer series of beer... very hoppy (yum) with a bitterness that is not too over the top. Quality beer... really enjoyed this one...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (696) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2012 vintage, consumed in January 2014. 22 oz bottle, served in a tulip glass. Pours deep orange amber with thin lacy cream colored head. Aroma is dry oaky caramel malt with big floral and citrus hop notes. Taste is rich caramel malt, and sharply bitter notes of grapefruit and pine. Some nice hop flavors, particularly considering the age of this, but ultimately malt driven. Nice substantial body and mouthfeel, though 8.3% seems low for all the hefty body here. On the maltier side, but a really nice DIPA nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1393) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Vintage 2013 poured on 1/17/14, so not optimally fresh (bottle date 10-21-13). Pours a dark orange color, clear, with a small off white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Big floral aroma of citrus grapefruit and pineapple, light pine, and sweet caramel malts. Flavor is very malt forward as expected for the age on this one, but still a nice beer. Floral tones alongside bright grapefruit and lemon rinds, a touch of mango, and sweet mealtimes in the backbone. Mouthfeel is slick and resinous, near syrupy, but still with a lightly dry finish. Carbonation on the low side. Overall a nice beer that I want to grab fresh as this is trending toward barleywine. Nevertheless this is still rather yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (872) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Tap at a dark bar. Looks like an hazy orange pour with a finger if white head. I can smell this beer ad it was being poured and brought to me. Pine, citrus, floral, tropical fruits (papaya, banana and others), and juice. Smooth, well balanced medium body with a slightly bitter but almost silky finish. Surprisingly good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (791) - Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Tap. Pours orange with off-white head. Strong citrus aroma. Has a really rich, creamy body. Lots of citrus, good malt backbone. Really solid. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2014
On tap at Triangle Wine Co. Pours clear amber with a white head. Aroma is huge piney and citrus hops. Taste is similar. There might be a little maltiness here but its almost totally hoppy bitterness. Full body, thick and slightly creamy texture. This is an excellent Imperial IPA that is easy to drink as well. It isnt earth-shattering but very well done.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (308) - - JAN 10, 2014
Medium amber, a little cloudy, Full body, explosive flavors, mouthfeel a little flat, avg length, balanced finish. Bitterness predominates but ample sweetness in background. Delicious and complex hop flavors, resiny and much more. Quite delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2007) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Hazy orange amber with a whitish head. Solid citrus, pine, floral, and caramel malt aroma. Taste is well balanced sweet malt with plenty of hop presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1480) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
This is a great IPA. Full hops nose. a thick syrup like taste and hops from beginning to end.

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