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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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badhack (296) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cory (295) - , 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.

   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2013
On tap at Blue Dog in Chalfont, PA. I've had and enjoyed Racer 5, but this completely blows it out of the water. The flavor they fit into R5's DIPA counterpart is something to be experienced. A very California style IPA, and that is a compliment in every way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Lots of hops. there are hops everywhere. i dont think we can fit to many more hops in this one. nice citrus aroma and flavor. medium body. hops are used well for flavor, not tooooo bitter a beer. very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAY 19, 2004
On tap at Naja’s Place in Redondo Beach. I had this after I just finished an Arrogant Bastard, so my palate was already assaulted by some brutal hops. Racer X, however, asserted itself nicely with a blast of piney hops and a pleasant sweetness that was lacking in the AB. A nice hop-head beer I will be enjoying again in the future.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (272) - - 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

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