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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
Racer Xģ 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 Xģ is balance in a bottle.

2009 California State Fair Ė SILVER
2009 San Diego International Beer Competition Ė 2nd
2009 West Coast Beer Fest - GOLD

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bellco33 (519) - 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. Itís OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckiní hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Great surprise to see on draft @ Buckeye Beer Engine: Brew pours a lustrous orange/amber. You can smell this beer across the table! Aroma is deliciously intense fresh-squeezed citrus and grapefruit rind. Flavor is just as intense, with grapefruit, pine, and resins rounding out on the palate. Not too bitter, but full-flavored with an impressive finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berard (501) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (491) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
larryLSB (477) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Draft at Caponeís. Poured a darker amber with an orange hue. A medium amount of slightly off white head slowly dissipated leaving a nice show of lacing on the glass. Nose was a blend of citrus (especially oranges), flowers, and hops. Taste was light citrus, pine, hops, and oranges. Finish was a wet, orangey bitter. Wow is what I can say to this brew. Not big on IPAs at all, but this was tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
This poured a handsome orange with great clarity, golden hues and a thin loose head of big bubbles that fell quickly to a ring and film on top. It tired to lace like the champ it is but it was a little flat. It does have legs.

Nose is simply outstanding. Crisp fruit. Orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Hop floral and a bit of spice. There is a nice strong malt presence in the nose. itís a honey sweetness that is terribly inviting and the fruit has a tropical presence as well. It smells earthy. I has a little spice on the nose so itís deep. The malt offers up light sugar on the nose as it warms.

Taste is smooth and the malt presence surprises again to the delight of the palate. The fruits are sweet and authentic with their tart aspects and even a little pith. They make the mouth water and then satisfy the tongue with their light sweetness. The malt is cracker but itís strong enough to be seen and felt on the palate. The honey and the light sugar satisfy with a little bit more malt body than the average DIPA. Ití s not chewy itís firm. The alcohol warms and the resin and honey sweetness are sticky and coat the throat to leave all the bright fruit to linger with the aftertaste. Finishes dry and with some hop spice and herbal. Has a nice bitter that accents the flavors perfectly and does not run over them. Superb!

This beer had a malt presence that was equal to itís immense hop character. The fruit flavor was not outdone by the staunch malt presence and thatís what made this beer. There was something to it. It had a full mouthfeel and taste but a light smooth drink.

   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!!!

   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.

   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.

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