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RATINGS: 553   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhopsbeertalk (68) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 I wasn’t as enamored with this as I expected to be. As someone who really likes Racer5 and hunts down CafeRacer15, I found this beer a bit confused (not confusing, but itself confused). The aroma is loaded with hops, but muted a lot by the wheat malts. This also confounds the beginning of the flavor as the beer starts a bit too sweet and creamy only to flip and finish dry bitter and touch harsh.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Draught at Churchills Pub & Grille, San Marcos. Deep golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, citrus, cream, raisins, citrus, floral, pine apples, oranges, some mango. Malty citrus flavor, caramel, oranges, floral, mango, some grapefruit, some cream. Good but on the sweet side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2014
Bottle @ The Lets do a Chris O tasting. Pours amber/golden other than a really deep and long lasting pine smell nothing very one toned on the nose. Big caramel flavour, its not a bad beer just very two toned.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2014
17/III/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2014-297) Thanks to ajax25g for the bottle!

Clear dark orange to reddish amber beer, creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very piny, resinous, citrus, pineapples, passion fruit, sweet, caramel, malty. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: fruity start, mango, little soapy, passion fruit, some pineapple, peaches, bit sweet, resinous bitterness, yet very fruity. Aftertaste: nice dry bitterness, nice sweet malt profile, some caramel, resinous, pineapple, citrus, some grapefruit. Very very good stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Modularman (51) - - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle, aroma of sweet fruit, appearance is cloudy amber with thin white head, taste is sweet fruit and pineapple with very little bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (5912) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle at Asahiya. Orange-red with lace. Big citrus and tropical fruit nose, huge juicy fruits. Quite sweet flavor, soft, oily, full bodies. A bit cloying and almost syrupy, but nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5128) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2014
65cl, Vintage 2013, American brew, thx to tderoeck for sharing!, complex bitter brew, heavily malty/bitter and slightly fruity/alcoholic, yet balanced, cloudy, small head, good Winter brew

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (1877) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Tap at The Jeffrey on a surprisingly unbusy St Patricks day. Pours clear orange with nice puffy head. Nose is floral and citrus hops. Tastes of piney hops, grapefruit, oranges, honey, pretty malty, and crackers. Slight sticky palate and nice lingering finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiveacestx (471) - Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2014
On tap at some bar in Arizona - Tastes like a suped up version of Racer 5 with more alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (579) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
22oz bottle pours a hazy amber color without much head. Broad hop flavors though a little alcohol harshness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BLADT (224) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Poured from bomber. Opaque Spalding basketball orange in glass. Small white head. Aroma is mild grapefruit and some candy sugar. Flavor is citrus hops, pine resin and some sweet breadiness. Finish dry. Mild carbonation.


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