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RATINGS: 572   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thicksuds (438) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Smells like liquid gold, does not overpower, as many dipas do, really tastes like the big brother to racer 5, many similarities, was actually expecting a little more on the hops, but racer 5 is also a more toned down IPA, all in all worth a try, but not the all star beer I was hoping for, still solid though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pdubyah (424) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
terribly good beer. Nively floral, lovely bitter that isn’t all of it, great caramels, nice carbonation and looks great and has a decent head, Enjoyed it from the aroma to the finish,. However it is a heavy drinking beer and you might be struggling to have more than the one. But it was a good one :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
This one is a whopper. Big hoppy aroma with a bit of pine, much darker coloring, and a small, dark head. Flavor is not straight hops, but a bit more floral. Alcohol is nicely masked. Mouthfeel is thick, almost like syrup. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barn0216 (423) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Overall, a nice DIPA. Clear orange amber color, creamy foam, respectable lacing. Pleasing floral and pine aroma, hint of lemon. Assertive bitterness from the hops, pine and citrus again, hard for me to find the malt in this one. Bitterness lingers long. A tad too astringent for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (421) - - DEC 22, 2013
From bomber. Pours a murky dark amber. Citrus aroma. Nice merging of malt and bitter hops. Slight bitterness on the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Citrusy and malty w/ slight flowers and alcohol sweetness on the nose... Very slight malty sweetness w/ hints of oranges and pine (good hop note) in the mouth. The beer poured a reddish brown color w/ orange highlights, a thin lasting head and good lacing. The mouthfeel was creamy and smooth, light bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle. Thin head dissipates quickly. Initial aromas and flavors of floral, skunky herb, pine and pungent citrus rind, overlay layers of rich, honeyed malt on the mid-palate, which again transition to flavors of sweet, bitter, orange citrus rind and herb on the finish. Full-bodied and smooth, with a longer finish. Fair to say it is a bigger hopped, richer, fuller version of Racer 5. Well made. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (416) - Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Draft. Aroma is of piney hops. The appearance is a dark copper with a good light head. The taste starts sweet then rolls into a piny hoppiness. Not too much, though. The palate is good for this strong of an ipa. Overall, a really good ipa. Would buy whenever i could. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Tap, deep amber, lots of pine, some earth and citrus on the nose, flavor is immediately pine and some citrus, a little residual sweetness. I drank as much of this as I could find on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (399) - South Gate, California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2012 On tap at the bottle room. Pours a hazel orange, some red in there with a thin white head. Aroma lots of pine, apricot, grass and some citrus. Taste is strong pine, grapefruit, and pineapple with a bit of caramel. Light mouthfeel, and medium bitterness. Was able to detect some alcohol but still pretty easy to drink. Overall this is an awsome dipa I thought this was better then apex and cafe 15. If ur really into dipas with lots of pine you cant go wrong with this one. Bottle Update: Fresh bomber similar notes but will add to the taste. There is light malt sweetness and toasted biscutt but citrus hops follow right behind it. It ends with strong pine and with medium bitterness, leaves your mouth and throat dry. Was dissapointed by the bomber mainly the smell was ok, the mouthfeel was lacking and i didnt enjoy the very dry finish. Will end up droping this to a 3.9 which happens to be pretty much the avg score.

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