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RATINGS: 590   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bomber. Pours a solid ruby red and orange color with a cap of dense off-white foam and bubbles. Aroma is predominately pine resin, grapefruit and floral hops with a little caramel malt sweetness around the edges. The taste starts out with a strong shot of resiny hops bitterness and grapefruit rind followed by notes of mint, pineapple and tangerine. Toward the end there’s some candied citrus, malt and alcohol to finish things off. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with soft carbonation and an aggressively bitter, resiny finish. Overall, another worthy addition to the Bear Republic hops bomb lineup.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle, perhaps a bit old. Cloudy orange gold, light tan head. Resinous, tangy deep citrus, orange, light ethanol, deeper biscuit notes. Decently tangy, bitter, strong biscuity malt backbone. Lightly oily, medium body, decent amount of acidity. Medium finish. Well balanced, good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (353) - 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 (389) - - 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 (335) - - 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 (103) - - 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 (2557) - 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 (531) - 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 (2645) - 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 (4535) - 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 (4072) - 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!


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