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RATINGS: 570   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


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bellco33 (389) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2009
sample : RNH: very, very interesting brew. Pours an attractive, warm copper leaving a finger of wet head. I smell and taste some thin caramels and the esters are very high despite the average ABV. Honestly reminds me of a low peat scotch... not very hoppy?! which betrays the style...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badwhale (376) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bomber to a glass mug. Pours a nice clear amber with an off white, yellowish head. Has great floral hop aroma on the nose. Great mouthfeel, creamy and full body. Good hop flavors, with a strong malt backbone giving it that mouthfeel. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Somebody below said it had a touch of pine. I disagree. There is more than a touch. It’s like licking the pine tree. I certainly could have used some other dimensions in the hopping, but if they were going for pine, they got it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2008
on tap at beachwood bbq If racer 5 was to take steroids this is what it would taste like.....huge hop aroma and great malt background........wish it was not just a rare beer.......tons of hops...not for the meek!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Another with Andrew (Bman1113). Extremely balanced. Awesome golden orange with creamy head with fantastic lacing. Aroma is phenomenal...mango, papaya, and other tropical fruits. Flavor is so balanced with a nice malt background. Good bitterness...aftertaste is nice too. Very drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cory (350) - , 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
tap at RFD. light color, very very hoppy. not my bag: the finish is all hops (this one was heavily dry hopped, methinks). very little else in the beer to balance it out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badhack (348) - 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 (342) - 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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