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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (722) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2014
awesome aroma. very sweet, hoppy, caramel, pine, grapefruit, spices. Taste is very similar to the aroma. Very hoppy, fairly bitter, spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayorOfSudz (56) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Nicely balanced. Not much carbonation or lacing. Good bitter hoppiness, but no specific citrus notes. Some nice malty ale flavor. Some caramel and now some slight grapefruit after a few more swigs. Delightful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (348) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours murky yellow with no head. Mild hoppy flavor. No bitter aftertaste. No pine finish. Very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berard (500) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft. Pours maroon with white head that lingers. Sweet hop aroma over mild carbonation. Decent complexity in a smooth ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omega (843) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2014
This is an exceedingly good beer that is almost too balanced that it lacks "character". But then I take another sip to remind me how good (and balanced) this beer is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pdubyah (553) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
terribly good beer. Nively floral, lovely bitter that isn’t all of it, great caramels, nice carbonation and looks great and has a decent head, Enjoyed it from the aroma to the finish,. However it is a heavy drinking beer and you might be struggling to have more than the one. But it was a good one :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kirk36 (181) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Vintage 2013 so reads the bottle. Could use more carbonation. But... Syrupy, hoppy, citrus in the backbone, no head, great golden color and immediate head rush! Hop bombs dance across my tongue with a fervor. Each burp allows for thought. A great beer no doubt, but the store I bought it at had the temp too high for too long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (3002) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle, from the Beer Dispensary, Apex. Good aroma,sweet caramel, orange, mango, floral. Clean brownish orange color, good head and lace. Bittersweet flavor. Heavy body, viscous oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Darn nice, good hop mix with nice malt streak. Great brew really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wittales (742) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Appearance was clear orangish gold with lasting creamy off white 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are citrus, pine, lightly sweet malts hints of tropical fruits. Taste are grapefruit, lemon, pine, tangerine, blood orange with hints of soft malts and alcohol. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium-full body, lasting balanced hoppy finish. A great DIPA, wish had it fresher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2793) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle 22oz. [2013 vintage drunk a bit late] Pours orange with low white head. Aroma is of citrus, tropical fruits, caramel, flowers. Taste is of bitterness, caramel, "sucre d’orge", tropical fruits, pine, alcohol, malt, resin, flowers. Palate: Medium body. Balance is not 100% ok. Malty. Overall: Nicely hoppy. Quite ’murican. Not very drinkable.

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