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RATINGS: 553   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10354) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Tap at Sacramento Brewing Company. Snifter. Orange amber pour with a creamy beige head you can draw designs in. Strong aroma of citrus, and maybe resin, hop. Medium plus body with fine carbonation. Flavor is burning hop over roasted malt. Finishes with slightly harsh bitter. Really good beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10087) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Draft. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy complex hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Heavy complex bitter flavor with a medium to heavy smooth bittersweet finish of long duration. A standout beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Draft. Hazy golden color, larege bubble white head, solid blanket of lacing. Aroma of pine and grass. Taste starts malty then bitter lemon ane pine resin. Dry. Not over the top.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (9940) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
A: A clear copper color with a fluffy off-white foam that sits atop. S: A very fruity, tropical hop aroma. Lots of mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and pine. There is also a fairly sweet, caramel aroma. T: Very much like the nose, the taste has a wonderful fruity hop flavor with a fair amount of bitterness, but not harsh by any means. The sweet malt is there, but not a big player. M: For an IPA, Racer X is quite full bodied. There is a high level of carbonation which keeps it refreshing and prevents it from feeling too syrupy on the tongue. D: Despite the high alcohol content, you don’t really notice the booze. A very nice balance of hop bitterness, fruitiness, and malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Draught at Churchills Pub & Grille, San Marcos. Deep golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, citrus, cream, raisins, citrus, floral, pine apples, oranges, some mango. Malty citrus flavor, caramel, oranges, floral, mango, some grapefruit, some cream. Good but on the sweet side.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9430) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2010
A golden amber ale with a thin lacing light moka head. A nice smooth biscuitty malt with pleasant floral hops, fragrant and restrained. In mouth, a smooth double IPA with white grapefruits, floral hops, very well balanced. Alcohol warmth. On tap at Blue Tusk, August 27, 2010.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007 Very hoppy and fruity aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity grapefruit flavour. Crisp and bitter lasting finish

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2009
Draught at Najas Place. Pours dark brown-mahogany with an average, creamy, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, nutty, bread), heavy hop (perfume, flowers, pine, citrus), average yeast (sweat) with notes of light alcohol and oak. Full bodied, creamy and alcoholic texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9036) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2008
On tap @ Bistro 8th Annual DIPA Fest poured a clear copper with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of pine, carmel and citrus. Palate was medioum bodied and smooth with a drey fin ish. Flavors of carmel, orange, grapefruit rind and light pine with a smooth lingering bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Fresh bottle given to us by JW77...what a great gift! Orange/red pour. Great hops all over the place. Citrus, tropical fruits and caramel dance into your nose and all over your tongue. As beershine says, hoppy hoppy yum yum!!


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