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RATINGS: 570   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11652) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2005
(draft, Toronado) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, fruity (cantalope), floral. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, cantalope, some cherry, alcohol well hidden. Medium-full body with some stickiness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (11599) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11528) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11504) - Göteborg, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11092) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 Name: Racer X
Date: 10/13/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, GABF

hazy dark gold, frothy beige head, sweet caramel and crystal malt aroma with lots of fruityness balanced by earthy hops, sweet fruity hop flavor enhanced by the sweet crystal malt, light earthy character adds some balance but stays in the background, lingering bitter finish,
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Date: 12/01/2007
Mode: draft
Source: strong ale fest

same crystal sweetness with a touch of pine,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10465) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10220) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10097) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (9952) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
Tap at Rattle’N’Hum, Manhattan - 02/03/12. Cloudy orange to copper in colour with a medium off-white head. Ripe citrus fruit nose, grapefruit, mango, orange and lemo peel, pine, sweet malt backbone. All of the above in the taste with a little grass, slightly sticky but with a dry bitter finish. Medium bodied - spot on, great DIPA !


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