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RATINGS: 589   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


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Great, bold and distinct...it stacks up well with other great IPA. Hail to the double IPA!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (336) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Patrik (366) - - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dojken (317) - - APR 17, 2015
Flaska. Salt o hav, gödsel o sötma i doften. Smaken bred o balanserad. 3d smak torkad frukt o malt samt en finfin beska. Det här är en riktig BRA öl!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (99) - - MAR 19, 2015
This beer a deep hazy golden with a touch of copper and a fluffy rich head. The aroma is less intense than I thought but yet still full of citrus, pine resin, bitter rind and a whiff of sweet malt. On the palate it's a huge blast of bitter hop goodness. The 8.3 ABV is virtually non-existent amongst the hop layers and light caramel malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2434) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 6, 2015
This is a hop bomb. Poured from a bomber. Big pine/resin hop character, caramel, soft bready malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (487) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 4, 2015
22 oz bottle. Tasted on 3/4/15. Bottle from LoneStar Liquor. Aroma has caramel, pine & resin. Taste is smooth & balanced with a very nice overall flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2488) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: cheesy, fruity, pine, hoppy. TASTE: cheesy, fruity, hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4489) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
Pours unclear amber. Small white head. Smell is pine, some fruits, bit bitter. Taste is bitter, orange hoppy, pine, corns in the back.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3949) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
650 ml bottle. Hazy deep golden with white head. Aroma malty, caramel, marmalade, light rye bread and hops. Taste is woody, a bit raw, pine, resin, marmalade, caramel, toffee, rye with a raw, woody finish. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2820) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a hazed, orangey gold hue, with a bubbly layer of off white head foam, and spots of lacing. The aroma was sweet & fruity esters, floral perfume, then a seasoned/aged scent to the malt that seemed to combine with alcohol to form a BW scent. Medium bodied, with soft carbonation, the taste added a moderate, earthy bitterness that was mellowed some by a touch of malt & esters sweetness. Felt some alcohol, but altogether, didn’t come off as bold as I would’ve expected.


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