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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


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rrauth (1190) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Fresh. Hides the 8.3 well. Good backbone and not hopped obnoxiously either. A fresh bitter not a skunky bitter. Very nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (3946) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle. Glowing amber color, cashew colored head, and somewhat clear. The smell is great, piney, alcohol, hops, peach, pineapple, resin, and hot. The taste is hops, bitterness, fruit, pine, caramel, and tropical.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3721) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
22 oz bomber. Bright amber orange with an average off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, pine, grass, and caramel. Taste is of pine, citrus, caramel, toffee, and some resinous notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1200) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Cuivrée et limpide, une mousse typique persiste et se colle au verre en se résorbant pour laisser une trace baveuse.. Des arômes fruités, de fruits exotiques en émanent. Je pense à l’ananas, au pamplemousse, la papaye, le tout sur une bonne base maltée. L’amertume est au rendez-vous, perceptible par le biais du pamplemousse, le rose et du zeste d’orange. C’est malté et ça procure une base intéressante au produit, avec des saveurs sucrées et caramélisées qui finissent par nous imprégner la bouche. Vintage 2013 (Emb. 18 oct. 13) (910-121213)

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TylerGreenDC (293) - - DEC 15, 2013
On draft. Rich honey-ruby color. Little lace. Flavors of tangerine sweetened by caramel malts. Striking depth to the flavors. While Racer 5 can be a bit arch, this is smooth and sophisticated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (2428) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Super awesome IPA, how have i never had or rated this before? Take Racer 5 and kick it up two notches and this is what you have.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pdowns916 (9) - Travis AFB, California, USA - DEC 10, 2013 does not count
I really enjoyed this! Bomber to tulip, pours dark gold with thick head. Smells of hops and more hops. Dank and pine. Taste hops front to back, full bodied. Much better than the Racer 5. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swesson (223) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
On tap at Parry's Pizza in HR, CO. A beautiful dark orange with a thick off-white head. You can smell and almost taste the hops before you even drink it. Great mouth feel. Tastes of roasted caramel and a touch of mandarin orange. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4305) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
This one poured a bright orange with a white head. Aroma was of dank hops, light tropical and grassy notes too, with a mild toasted grain aroma too. Flavor was gree, earthy dank hops, mild lemon and moss too. Pretty solid, but nothing amazing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (2794) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Tap at Bear Republic, Healdsburg. Colour is clear orange with white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts.


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