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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 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (10565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
On tap at Horse Brass Pub in Portland, split with Matts_Property, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of piney hops and caramel malts for balance. Flavour of caramel malts, followed by intense piney hoppiness, finishing very bitter. Rich and delicious hoppy goodness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10350) - 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!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Growler… October ‘09 O-Town Throwdown!This beer rocks!… Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Fruity, earthy aroma – pine, resin and grapefruit. Full-bodied and ultra-creamy with tickling carbonation. The flavor is unquestionably bitter, but also offers a nice ration of caramel malt and warming alcohol. Lengthy, snappy, bitter finish. Growler of this world class beer shared by Beerlando!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2008
On tap. Poured a deeper and cloudy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of pine needles, citrus, and just all around nice and hoppy. Tastes of pine, citrus, with some caramel. Definitely more hoppy than malty! Very nice hop bomb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 GABF 2012 (and later bottle re-rate). Multiple pours over Thursday and Friday. Pours a dark golden appearance with an off white head. Very dank, spicy, grapefruity aroma. Carbonated, zesty, very dank, piney flavor. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2008
On draught at Callahan’s in San Diego. This brew is a clear and lustrous bronze color with a medium beige head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of piney, resinous hops and grapefruit along with notes of sweet malt. Medium-bodied with an assertively hopped character that is balanced well by sweet grainy malt. Touches of caramel are present, and the alcohol slips in every once in awhile too. The finish is bitter with a lingering piney hops flavor. Good all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
Smooth drinking yet high IBU DIPA. Two weeks fresh, from Premier Gourmet. Fresh hoppy aroma. Gold colour. A sipper. Thanks Stephen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Tap at PPG. Pours clear orange, rocky off-white head. Big lacing. Dank hops, tropical, vanilla. Taste is salty, boozy, vanilla. Clean, thick, oily, not too aggressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9166) - 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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