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RATINGS: 600   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Patrik (592) - - APR 17, 2015
Flarra. Doft kraftig av Apelsin å blommor fräsch. Smaken lite barr , apelsin, äpple å lite trä. Smaken är extremt balanserad . Härrejävlar KÖP Å snälla svenska microbryggeri lär lär å brygg dessa kvalitets öl. Snälla dyrt jaga amerikanska Dipa. Vill köpa svenskt nångång.

   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Aroma is all about American hops - fruity and citrusy. Nice amber color, great head retention and lacing. Whoo! Big kick of hop bitterness. Solid malt backbone to support it, though. Flavor is a potent blend of light caramel malts and spicy-citrusy hops. Body is medium-full, very smooth. Great hoppy, bitter, strong IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Overall, a nice DIPA. Clear orange amber color, creamy foam, respectable lacing. Pleasing floral and pine aroma, hint of lemon. Assertive bitterness from the hops, pine and citrus again, hard for me to find the malt in this one. Bitterness lingers long. A tad too astringent for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Wowsa! A marked improvement over the alread-excellent Racer 5 classic. This beer has very big, crisp hop explosion up front followed by dominant, smooth malt sweetness. The maltiness is the big star here! One of the better California IPAs.

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