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RATINGS: 586   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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barn0216 (465) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
larryLSB (451) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thicksuds (447) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (437) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (427) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bellco33 (426) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
This one is a whopper. Big hoppy aroma with a bit of pine, much darker coloring, and a small, dark head. Flavor is not straight hops, but a bit more floral. Alcohol is nicely masked. Mouthfeel is thick, almost like syrup. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (421) - - DEC 22, 2013
From bomber. Pours a murky dark amber. Citrus aroma. Nice merging of malt and bitter hops. Slight bitterness on the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Citrusy and malty w/ slight flowers and alcohol sweetness on the nose... Very slight malty sweetness w/ hints of oranges and pine (good hop note) in the mouth. The beer poured a reddish brown color w/ orange highlights, a thin lasting head and good lacing. The mouthfeel was creamy and smooth, light bodied.

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