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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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2007 On Draft - fresh, crisp, hoppy, citric type tastes - nice well hidden alcohol and an overall very nice IIPA...but not anywhere near the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (597) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Very drinkable Double IPA. Tastes of grapefruit and pine. The bitterness is well balanced with the malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle to tulip. Orange/straw color with a thick white head. Nose is pine, fruit, malt. Flavor is bitter, with a nice malt balance but not the strong hop bite I expect with a DIPA. Medium body with good carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2010
On tap. Dark amber-gold color with a loose, med. thick light tan head. Lots of pine and dark citrus in the aroma along with some malty alcohol sweetness. Tight flavor profile with resin, earth, and more citrus. Significant malt presence but not overly sweet or caramelly. What sweetness exists is provided by the significant alcohol component. Well balanced bitterness that matches the intensity of the beer--strong presence on the palate with a good amount of alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2004 The aroma of hops hits you from halfway accross the room. Take the Racer 5 and double the hops (which is evidently what they did). The sweet character still comes through underneath the spicy hops. Long lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - APR 4, 2009
Pours a medium amber color. Thin white head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and floral hops. Flavor is similar--a little sweeter than you would expect from many IPAs, but it works in this case. Lots of grapefruit and piney hops. Nice clean finish. Very well balanced and a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (555) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
650ml bottle from Whole Foods - Tribeca, New York. Best By 02/24/15 :/

Hazy orange colour with a big white head. Caramel, sweetness, spruce, fruits, dry bitterness.. Still good so fresh one would be great I guess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2012 amber color, nice lacing, grassy lemon aroma, flavor is citrus and resin with a good malt balance

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (541) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours murky yellow with no head. Mild hoppy flavor. No bitter aftertaste. No pine finish. Very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

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