Dwalsh1542 (24) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer. One of my favorite DIPA’s. Usually only found for a short time on tape at the brewery or local bars. This is the first year racer x has been bottled. 8.3% abv... clean, fresh hop taste. Bitter on the front palate and almost a sweet lingering mouthfeel. Amazing beer, just wish i could find more.
gkeh (231) - Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is honey gold in color, off white fluffy head that has great retention and lacing. Aroma is a tropical fruit bomb: pineapple, orange, grapefruit, peach, mango. It’s very sweet smelling, with a slight bready malt backbone present. Taste follows the nose, but with a much stronger malt presence here: sweet bready malts abound. It’s a great balance of hop and malt. Body is medium, mouthfeel is sticky and lip-smacking good. Exactly what I love in a west-coast DIPA. So good!
Beaver (1328) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy reddish gold with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet caramel malt, fruits and piney resiny hops.
The flavor is sweet caramel malt with fruity, resiny, piney hops that are quite bitter and some residual alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, an excellent hop bomb of a DIPA.
wedgie9 (2029) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 11/6/14 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at the Calmart in downtown Calistoga. Pours clear burnt orange, auburn with a thick beige head that slowly settles into thick, rocky lace, leaving some lacing along the inside of the glass. The nose is super dank green hops with an almost savory herbal aroma, and a bit of lightly sweet toasted bread. The flavor is a bit more sweet than I expected on the nose, but the savory herbal, super dank, and lightly vegetal hops bitterness balances the unexpected sweetness very well. The body is full and oily with average, stinging carbonation, and a ridiculously long dank, green, and savory herbal bitter hops finish.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Man...another great entry into the double ipa style. this one’s big all around, with a great piney nose, nice body, heavy flavors of hops and malt, and a dry bitter finish. You’ll want another."
orangesol (903) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on-tap at Capone’s on Black Friday.
A - Pours copper orange with a small one finger tall white head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of citric hops, pine resin, tropical fruits, and plenty of sweet caramel malt. It didn’t smell too bad but it didn’t smell great either.
T - Starts off with a big dose of pungent citric hops quickly giving way to a mix of sweet caramel malt, sticky pine resin, and dulled tropical fruits. The sweetness only grows as the beer warms up. The finish is a mix of sweetness and dulled hop bitterness, lingering on the pallet for quite awhile.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sweet, hoppy, feel that clings to the pallet long after each sip.
O - I had this one right away so it had to have been near the top of the keg, yet it just didn’t do it for me. Don’t get me wrong, it was still a good beer, but not as good as I was hoping it would be.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5045) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a cloudy orange-brown color with a small foamy orange-white head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was tangy, sweet, piney and herbal. The flavor was tangy, piney, herbal, earthy, boozy and had a bit of tobacco. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Decent.
biirusaikou (811) - - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An outstanding IIPA, great balance of caramalt and citrus hops. A torrent of fruity hoppiness with a high drinkability.
Stuu666 (3197) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden copper, quite bitter, passion fruit, sweet toffee, dry.
desrochesb (40) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
une bonne IPA dans la pure tradition américaine, un autre bon produit de Bear Republic
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.
[ As Bear Republic Racer X ].
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sweet malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus, mango. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, riped fruit, orange, mango, hoppy, medium dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.