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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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
k0mpsa (1143) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle from chans wine world, destin florida. Hazy amber color, white head. Aroma is nice fresh hops, flowers, some malts. Nice fresh hoppy taste, grass, malts, balanced, sweet notes. Simply great!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonnyguns (909) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle from city beer San Francisco. Pours a hazy dark orange with firm off white head. Nose shows chewy caramel, toffee, bitter pine hops, sweet shortbread like biscuit and possibly a herbal essence to it. Taste is thick and resinous pine up front, chewy caramel backbone and a sweet lingering bitterness. Fantastic dipa! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1886) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Draft. Pours a hazy orange color with small white head. Nose full if citrus and pine needles. Taste is very citrus forward with a drying pithy bitterness that really dries it out. Pretty tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhopsbeertalk (137) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 I wasn’t as enamored with this as I expected to be. As someone who really likes Racer5 and hunts down CafeRacer15, I found this beer a bit confused (not confusing, but itself confused). The aroma is loaded with hops, but muted a lot by the wheat malts. This also confounds the beginning of the flavor as the beer starts a bit too sweet and creamy only to flip and finish dry bitter and touch harsh.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Great, bold and distinct...it stacks up well with other great IPA. Hail to the double IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1732) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Refrigerated brown bomber 2013 vintage, bottled on October 21, 2013, poured into a glass. Pours hazy orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt backbone, medium body, low/medium carbonation, and little big bubble lacing. Taste is hop bitterness, some pine resin, and balancing malt backbone. I have had better for the style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JesseBones (60) - - DEC 23, 2013
A wonderfully fragrant aroma of citrus and vine fruit. The flavor is equally pleasant and quite delicious. A well balanced bitter and citrus hops delight. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cory (313) - , California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
1 year old 2012 bottle. Juicy citrus hops, some brie cheese, lightly bitter taste, dry feeling on the tongue that shortens the lingering hops and medium body through the finish. Man, this beer is good fresh AND aged a year. I think it would probably be best at about half way between the two.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (419) - - DEC 22, 2013
From bomber. Pours a murky dark amber. Citrus aroma. Nice merging of malt and bitter hops. Slight bitterness on the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTStiles (757) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Pours hazy amber with a lasting white head with spotty lacing. Sweet citrus aroma with notes of caramel and pine. Taste is toasty with woody notes in addition to some sharp lemon and spice. Finish is light.


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