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RATINGS: 597   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Racer Xģ 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 Xģ is balance in a bottle.

2009 California State Fair Ė SILVER
2009 San Diego International Beer Competition Ė 2nd
2009 West Coast Beer Fest - GOLD


3.9
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 4, 2007
On tap at Bear Republic. Very hoppy pine aroma, golden amber color, malty sweetness. A very good IPA.

4.3
   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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2651) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2007
cask at NotLA. crazy hoppy, maybe the hoppiest beer iíve ever had. extraordinarily bitter. i didnít like it all that much, but iíll overrate it for achieving that title.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1572) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Weird, could have sworn Iíve had this before. Super dry-hopped with cascades in the cask. NotLA 2007. All i can say is that itís ridiculously hoppy. almost overly hoppy and iím a hophead. Extremely pungent citrus aroma. and mouth puckering bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2007 on cask at the Night of the Living Ales 07. i really enjoyed this on cask. very fresh hop flavor balanced nicely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Tap. Tasted better than I remebered it. Very nice floral nose, very well balanced falvors of floral hops, citrus, malts and even some caramel. Actually less of a hop bomb than the Racer 5 but more complex.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3580) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 15, 2007
4 ounce sample from Bistroís IIPA Fest. This was the 3rd beer I tasted at the festival. Musty, earthy, orangey citrus hops in the nose with some mild hempiness in the background, too. A light sweetness balances the mustiness in the nose. Transparent amber body with a smallish off-white head. Some earthy hop flavors are present in the start, although it is somewhat ill-defined. Chewy, roasty malts with some mild sweetness in the middle. Some strange musty, swampy flavors come in late with a bit of an ethanol presence. This is very ordinary and doesnít really jive for me. Iíll take Racer 5 over this, thank you.


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