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RATINGS: 559   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoyalFlushing (322) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle poured amber with a small off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma is big piney resin hops, citrus zest, and caramel malt. Taste begins with floral, and notes followed by a wave of palatable hop bitterness. Nice sticky mouthfeel with bitterness and citrus flavors lingering.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Nice brew, aroma didn’t appeal to me at first, piney and floral, with some fruits. Fruits come out more in the taste which I enjoyed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Tap at the Petrol Station in Houston - a full pint! Lightly hazy medium orange with a small white head and good lacing. Nose is a lot of orange and grapefruit rind, along with light caramel malt. Clean sweet malt meets with strong and balanced citrusy hops at a very pleasant level of bitterness. A big DIPA, no doubt, but one with a very nice profile and balance of flavors - quite enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cory (306) - , California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
1 year old 2012 bottle. Juicy citrus hops, some brie cheese, lightly bitter taste, dry feeling on the tongue that shortens the lingering hops and medium body through the finish. Man, this beer is good fresh AND aged a year. I think it would probably be best at about half way between the two.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badhack (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
An IPA doesn’t get much better than this. Pours a golden/copper with nice sticky lacing. A bit of fine particulate suspended in the beer.Flavor is a strong malt and yeast and a powerful amount of citrus and fresh hops. Just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Pretty heavy, sticky and delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berard (300) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (297) - - JAN 10, 2014
Medium amber, a little cloudy, Full body, explosive flavors, mouthfeel a little flat, avg length, balanced finish. Bitterness predominates but ample sweetness in background. Delicious and complex hop flavors, resiny and much more. Quite delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bellco33 (295) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TylerGreenDC (293) - - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2005
i love the combination of the almost piney and sweet flavors in this beer. additionally, the taste lingers after you are done. Good head and wonderful dark amber coloring!


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