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RATINGS: 601   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
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. A nice brown honey color with good hop aroma. A nice, smooth ipa that isn’t super hopped. Very sweet and hoppy with some floral notes. Reminiscent of the HopSlam from Bells. Great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gorditoabd (635) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Bomber from Bev4Less. Pours an effervescent, almost shiny orange-gold. Beautiful beer coming out of the bottle into the glass. Thin little hat of white foam, maybe a thick fingernail. Aromas are strong of resinous hop but, as the label says, balanced by a VERY solid malt backbone. Taste is just wildly clean and smooth. Much light malt, taste of biscuits and butter, some sweet apple and pine elements. Really ridiculously good beer. The acidity, semi-oily mouthfeel, balanced sweet and bitter... it’s a knockout. Would have liked to see them push the ABV envelope a bit more, but maybe the reason it’s so awesome is that they didn’t do that. They let the beer determine itself. Great work BR.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berard (631) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Patrik (626) - - APR 17, 2015
Flarra. Doft kraftig av Apelsin å blommor fräsch. Smaken lite barr , apelsin, äpple å lite trä. Smaken är extremt balanserad . Härrejävlar KÖP Å snälla svenska microbryggeri lär lär å brygg dessa kvalitets öl. Snälla dyrt jaga amerikanska Dipa. Vill köpa svenskt nångång.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Pours pure, translucent amber, with a streaky, thick head. Smells strong and herbal and citric, with tons of green hoppy venom just waiting to burst out. Wicked bitter, for sure, but the massively high amounts of malt provide a sweet, glazed front to the hopped-up finish. And the finish is majorly hopped, lingering and bitter, yet the sweetness never goes away, giving a soft padded feel to this DIPA. Feels great, the alcohol not a factor as you easily put back the first glass. Good, but not an improvement on Racer 5. (3/25/09)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore (624) - 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 it’s amazing.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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