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RATINGS: 590   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (470) - 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.

4.1
   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!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Draft @ Falling Rock. Grassy, earthy hops dominate the nose, and the flavor. First taste is an assault of citrus peel/zest. As I got further through the glass, the balance really tightened up and the citric hops were more floral and some tropical fruit showed up as well. Really nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Tap at Falling Rock. Dark amber body. Absolutely insane amount of hops in this beer. Aroma is straight hop oil. Oily mouthfeel, with a little bit of malt trying to hang with massive hop presence. As it warmed, it became too much for me to handle. Just too big for me to really enjoy very much of.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
larryLSB (465) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
On tap at the brewery, 22 oz. Big amber orange with large off white head. Nose of citrus, with hops and a bit of malt. Tasted great in the mouth with a dry finish. Very good, hope they bottle it soon.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Enjoyed at the Liar’s Club. Very similar to the racer 5 but with a more citrusy hop aroma and not as balanced. I don’t taste any more alcohol either. It goes down nicely, and is a good example of the style. Lots of hop flavor. Hop juice all the way. Pretty straight-forward. No complaints here.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bellco33 (464) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip: Pours golden with a big, white, head. Aroma pine, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, earthy. Taste is way too sweet, it overwhelms the piney hops that do come through. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, a bit cloying. It’s OK.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (462) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thicksuds (449) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berard (447) - 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


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