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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - APR 4, 2009
Pours a medium amber color. Thin white head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and floral hops. Flavor is similar--a little sweeter than you would expect from many IPAs, but it works in this case. Lots of grapefruit and piney hops. Nice clean finish. Very well balanced and a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresyourball (553) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle to tulip. Orange/straw color with a thick white head. Nose is pine, fruit, malt. Flavor is bitter, with a nice malt balance but not the strong hop bite I expect with a DIPA. Medium body with good carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pdubyah (553) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
terribly good beer. Nively floral, lovely bitter that isnt 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
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2012 amber color, nice lacing, grassy lemon aroma, flavor is citrus and resin with a good malt balance

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle, perhaps a bit old. Cloudy orange gold, light tan head. Resinous, tangy deep citrus, orange, light ethanol, deeper biscuit notes. Decently tangy, bitter, strong biscuity malt backbone. Lightly oily, medium body, decent amount of acidity. Medium finish. Well balanced, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Aroma is all about American hops - fruity and citrusy. Nice amber color, great head retention and lacing. Whoo! Big kick of hop bitterness. Solid malt backbone to support it, though. Flavor is a potent blend of light caramel malts and spicy-citrusy hops. Body is medium-full, very smooth. Great hoppy, bitter, strong IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Wowsa! A marked improvement over the alread-excellent Racer 5 classic. This beer has very big, crisp hop explosion up front followed by dominant, smooth malt sweetness. The maltiness is the big star here! One of the better California IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (533) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barn0216 (532) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 4, 2015
22 oz bottle. Tasted on 3/4/15. Bottle from LoneStar Liquor. Aroma has caramel, pine & resin. Taste is smooth & balanced with a very nice overall flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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