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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 15/20
fraternie (820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Had this right after the Racer 5 on cask at the RAF. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Slight caramel malt but really not all that much more flavorful than the 5...the difference is a more powerful and well balanced beer, hopped extremely aggressively and more enjoyably.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3242) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 3, 2003
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 ReRate-Falling rock tap house-pours a dark orange hue wit ha great off-white head. big piney aroma with notes of grapefruit, orange and apricots. good lacing. fresh pinesap flavors with big pine finish. more pine in flavors than aroma sugests. good malt backbone to match the onslaught of hops. a bit light on the body but the flavors make up for it. A good IIPA Cask-RAF-2/28/03-Jokes is definately right on target for his detection of thin palate. I thought the same for this brew. This happend to be the last brew i had for the night(I smuggled my sample out as I was walking to my buddies car). A good brew to end the night with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2003
cask (RAF): fumes of grass hanging out in a carmel jar and fresh dank marijuana buds..flavors spoke in biscuity tones with carmel notes and citrus hop touches..some nice spiciness coming up for air every so oftern...very warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2003
RAF. A good, hoppy beer, but not as much as I was anticipating. The aroma is strongly hopped with tons of citurs, pine and berry dominating. The flavor and mouthfeel was a bit thin. Not as hoppy or bitter as one might expect. A treat, to be sure, but quite what I would have expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 7, 2002
Big huge hoppy brew with a very thin body. Great except it leaves a little to be desired in the mouthfeel. Excellent session brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Lots of hops. there are hops everywhere. i dont think we can fit to many more hops in this one. nice citrus aroma and flavor. medium body. hops are used well for flavor, not tooooo bitter a beer. very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Tap @ brewpub. Dark golden Quadruple hopped IPA. According to the bartender this beer was a mistake made while trying to make Racer 5. They added double hops twice. Nice strong body with an overpowering hop bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbissell99 (6) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2002 does not count

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 11, 2002
A model of the West Coast style this is a monster hopped up beer demon. Resinous, Cascadey, semi-creamy, a fuller medium body, citric elements, strong in the nose, mouth and gut. This is the West Coast’s best foot forward in the tradition of huge beers from Anderson Valley to Arrogant Bastard and Big Daddy IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TAR (2497) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2002
UPDATED: APR 2, 2003 Bottle-RAF 2002 Wonderful citric, fruity, and hopsack aroma that I could smell all day. Attractive creamy head; extremely chewy hops. This is maxed out to the fullest. The absolute perfect Imperial IPA.

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