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RATINGS: 601   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Good one. Piney and floral aroma. Amber ginger ale color with little head as it was on tap. Nice carbonation but smooth. There is a hop punch throughout the whole thing. Floral and distinct, some citrus but not the predominant flavor. Nice malt backbone to balance this one out. Great representation of the style and distinct enough to remember.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4095) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Pours cloudy copper amber with low white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, orange, mild resin. Taste is medium to rich bitter with a mild fruit sweet finish, light lingering bitterness. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (720) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Plus a beautiful orange amber with thick rocky white head. Aroma is orange peel, grapefruit, floral and caramel. Taste is well balanced with a nice moderate bitterness balanced with the malt backbone. Flavors of pine, floral, citrus fruit, caramel, earthy and some herbal notes. Very nice imperial IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (1404) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 30, 2016
Unclear, amber colored, medium off white frothy head, nice lacing and good lasting. Aroma is of some malt and light caramel, medium+ hoppy pellety aroma of citrus and floral pine. Taste is medium+ sweet caramalt, medium+ hoppy aroma, pellety, citrus grapefruit, pine, floral, some tropical notes, medium bitterness, dry finish. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, resiny. Wonderful!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some caramel malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2681) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, heavy pine and orange peel for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with date, brown sugar and honey in the background. Head is average size, frothy, off-white with slippery lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, oily with a lively carbonation and a lightly astringent and alcoholic finish. A nice smooth DIPA with perfect balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (981) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy copper from a bottle, white head, lots of lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, some pine. Flavor is more like lemon soap, kind of pine-sol-y. Some malt sweetness. Well-balanced, but not liking the soapiness. Good beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1001) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is orange bitters, citrus peels, vegetal hops, pine, earthy wetness (mossy). Taste comes across very vegetal hops with orange bitters / marmalade (mix of sweet and bitter) with a bitter, earthy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 29, 2015
2012 bottle rescued from the trailer cellar. Clear amber color with ivory head. Big floral, fruity, herbal hoppy aromas. Smooth mouthfeel. Tangy citrus, light pit fruit flavors with pine, herbal hoppage, and a sweet maltage to balance---drying finish____tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2565) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2015
big pine hop with some grapefruit and a bit of rubbing alcohol. some caramel and stronger malt backbone. full carbonation at once soft and harsh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Awesome hop arms form a copper pour with white head. Biscuit malts and fresh pine flavor with some hoppy dried fruit balance. Slight alcohol army’s excellent beer.

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