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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Had at the brewpub in Healdsburg. Nice clear reddish brown color. Very small head with little lacing. The aroma are mainly hops, pine, citrus dominate. Also detected some grassey notes. Flavor is hops all the way! Great piney, fresh bitterness all the way through the taste and swallow. Very nice balancing sweetness after the swallow. Long finish. Another great beer from Bear Republic.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Huge aroma, so inviting. Salivate. Bright citrus, grass, ruby red grapefruit, light bitter finish. Lovwit.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore (619) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
A- Pours a bronze hue with a large two finger which fades into tons of lacing, slightly hard to see through. S- Super hoppy and sweet with a mixture of predominant pine flavor and underlying grapefruit notes...absolutely exquisite. T- Taste is very reminiscent of Pliny the Elder but possibly better balanced. Lots of malt which dulls the hop bitterness but there is a good amount of hoppiness in flavor. M- Thick with a lot of carbonation. D- This is an absolutely amazing DIPA and a pleasure to drink, perhaps a bit thick for more than one but its amazing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pdubyah (614) - 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 :-)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Draft @ RFD: Aroma is a strong hoppiness (all the west coast attributes). Flavor is a solid malt with one of the most potent hop profiles I have ever come across. So much hops. Very nice as long as you like suck your teeth out bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Pours gold with a white head. Smells a bit flowery, lots of hops, but balanced. Tastes so crisp, sweet on the back of the tongue with grassy and piney resiny hops. So fresh and clean.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berard (603) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft. Pours maroon with white head that lingers. Sweet hop aroma over mild carbonation. Decent complexity in a smooth ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2007 On Draft - fresh, crisp, hoppy, citric type tastes - nice well hidden alcohol and an overall very nice IIPA...but not anywhere near the best.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (597) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Very drinkable Double IPA. Tastes of grapefruit and pine. The bitterness is well balanced with the malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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