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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
On tap at Dublin Sports Pub - Yet another great beer from the stable of Bear Republic. It seems that whatever these guys touch is gold. This DIPA is one friggin’ excellent beer. The color is a deep amber/reddish color with a nice off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, high on the hop character with graperuits and pines abound. Mouthfeel is smooth, slightly thick with a light feel. Flavor is piney, yes, mostly citrus but this is a rare breed of DIPA where the hoppyness doesn’t wear down the taste buds. This seems incredibly sessionable (if a DIPA were ever to be sessionable). Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2007
I was expecting an imperial IPA, but this one is more malty than that. Very big hop nose. Poured an amber-brown color. Hardy and warming. Finished quite nicely. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Draft @ Liar’s Club. A clear amber in the glass with a creamy white head that mostly lasts and leaves big lacing. The aroma has a lemony floral presents with a malty background. Big grapefruit and lemon flavors followed up with pine and a caramel background. Medium body and medium bitterness. Extremely nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Draft at O’briens. Poured a golden orange with a nice frothy white head. Smells of hops, citrus, pine, and fruity aromas. Nice bitter taste of grapefruit, pine, and sweet fruit balance. Very nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2073) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Draft at O’Brien’s. Golden Orange color with a decent head. Lots of deep fruity hop aromas. Very sweet malty flavors with an incredible hop finish. Full mouthfeel around this citrus, fruit hop flavor filled beer. Wow incredible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2007 On Draft - fresh, crisp, hoppy, citric type tastes - nice well hidden alcohol and an overall very nice IIPA...but not anywhere near the best.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 4, 2007
On tap at Bear Republic. Very hoppy pine aroma, golden amber color, malty sweetness. A very good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2007
24 april 07 on tap. color of rose gold. hop aroma of flowers. sweet. heavy texture. hop bite that lasts til the end. hops, hops, hops!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2007
(On tap - Toronado) Clear, amber golden with a small, off-white head leaving laces. Fresh, hoppy and citric aroma. Fairly full body with lots of caramel. Sweetish finish with a solid hopping. 250307

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2643) - GERMANY - MAR 17, 2007
Large fresh hop nose, shimmering copper amber color. Big sweet malt with candi-sugar-like qualities. Huge fat hop bite. This beer has everything...and more! Good show.

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