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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Racer Xģ 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 Xģ is balance in a bottle.

2009 California State Fair Ė SILVER
2009 San Diego International Beer Competition Ė 2nd
2009 West Coast Beer Fest - GOLD

   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresyourball (531) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TylerGreenDC (529) - - DEC 15, 2013
On draft. Rich honey-ruby color. Little lace. Flavors of tangerine sweetened by caramel malts. Striking depth to the flavors. While Racer 5 can be a bit arch, this is smooth and sophisticated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckiní hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Great surprise to see on draft @ Buckeye Beer Engine: Brew pours a lustrous orange/amber. You can smell this beer across the table! Aroma is deliciously intense fresh-squeezed citrus and grapefruit rind. Flavor is just as intense, with grapefruit, pine, and resins rounding out on the palate. Not too bitter, but full-flavored with an impressive finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (499) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pdubyah (492) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
terribly good beer. Nively floral, lovely bitter that isnít 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barn0216 (488) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Draft at Caponeís. Poured a darker amber with an orange hue. A medium amount of slightly off white head slowly dissipated leaving a nice show of lacing on the glass. Nose was a blend of citrus (especially oranges), flowers, and hops. Taste was light citrus, pine, hops, and oranges. Finish was a wet, orangey bitter. Wow is what I can say to this brew. Not big on IPAs at all, but this was tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
This poured a handsome orange with great clarity, golden hues and a thin loose head of big bubbles that fell quickly to a ring and film on top. It tired to lace like the champ it is but it was a little flat. It does have legs.

Nose is simply outstanding. Crisp fruit. Orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Hop floral and a bit of spice. There is a nice strong malt presence in the nose. itís a honey sweetness that is terribly inviting and the fruit has a tropical presence as well. It smells earthy. I has a little spice on the nose so itís deep. The malt offers up light sugar on the nose as it warms.

Taste is smooth and the malt presence surprises again to the delight of the palate. The fruits are sweet and authentic with their tart aspects and even a little pith. They make the mouth water and then satisfy the tongue with their light sweetness. The malt is cracker but itís strong enough to be seen and felt on the palate. The honey and the light sugar satisfy with a little bit more malt body than the average DIPA. Ití s not chewy itís firm. The alcohol warms and the resin and honey sweetness are sticky and coat the throat to leave all the bright fruit to linger with the aftertaste. Finishes dry and with some hop spice and herbal. Has a nice bitter that accents the flavors perfectly and does not run over them. Superb!

This beer had a malt presence that was equal to itís immense hop character. The fruit flavor was not outdone by the staunch malt presence and thatís what made this beer. There was something to it. It had a full mouthfeel and taste but a light smooth drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2009
On tap at Stone. Pours golden/ deep orange with thin white foamy head. Strong piny citruy nose. Very smooth for this DIPA style. Great citrus/pine hop punch. Fantastic DIPA!!!

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