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RATINGS: 561   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8239) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Green Dragon. Unfiltered glowing golden yellow color. Extremely caustic and peppery hop nose, oily and dank, but also fusel and plastic-like. Hugely thick and viscous, overdone to the point of being a bother to drink. Crusty bread and scorched orange juice along with a metallic fusel quality keep this one from being great. No doubt the bitterness is extreme and the orange and lemon citrus notes are nice enough, but the stale pine wood and fusel/plastic qualities keep me from really liking this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
On tap from Half Time: Powerful orange and grapefruit hop aroma propels its pungent perfume onto the prevalent caramel and honey sweetness...The lip-smacking, heavy body even presents some cherries and a resinous hop finale...A quintessential example of this West Coast style...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
2011-11-19. Crisp dark amber orange body with a small beige head. 3+ Flavour is lovely, pleasant hoppy bitterness, mild citrus and resin, well balanced and flavours work very well together. 7+ Smooth medium to full bodied palate with soft carbonation. Aroma is a touch muted at first, modest resiny hops come out once you get into it. 7+ Dangerously drinkable, it is not super complex but rather lovely. I have been waiting to try this one for a while now. Draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Draft. Pours hazy coppery with off-white head. Nose is piney hops, mango, tangerine. Tastes assertively hoppy with caramel malt, tangerine, and honeydew notes. Hefty, complex palate. This one is outstanding.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2008
On tap at Najas, enjoyed with Kosko20. Pours with a hazy glowing orange body and a creamy white head with good retention and phenomenal lacing Aroma is floral, citrus, spicy and exotic fruit hops, hops and hops. Taste is hops with notes of mango and maybe even papaya and strawberry, balanced beautifully with a brown sugar maltiness. Long duration with lots of fruitiness provided by the hops. Creamy mouthfeel and light bubbles. Well hidden alcohol. Greatly crafted beer!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2012
From flight@Ginger Man, NYC, 18/12/11. Ugly soupy murk rimmed with white. Strawberry jam aroma with lurking grapfruit and leafiness, some Jelly Baby. Well-honeyed bitterness, apricot, grapefruit finish with a husky tail. Slight heat and alcohol bitterness. A bit medicinal. Ordinary.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Pours a caramel brown with a white lacy head. Sweet floral hoppy aroma. Body is fairly complex and decently balanced. Light alcoholic burn is present in the finish. A drinkable and good double IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Courtesy of tpd975. Pours hazy copper with gold edges and thin off white head. The aroma emits pine, earthiness, spicy hops and grapefruit. The aroma is smooth all hoppy goodness. The taste is a bit hoppy to start with grapefruit citrusy notes mixing with a bit of lemon and nearly rich sweet malts creating a very nice sensation of yum. The flavor stays like this and pretty even heading toward the finish where a dash of roastiness and growing grapefruit and spice hoppiness take it to closure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Draft. Dark amber with very little head. Grapefruit aroma and flavor with some smooth malt backing. Some tannins and grassiness present that may just be this batch, but it takes something away and means it’s nice, but could be better. One of my lower rated IIPA’s


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