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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Café Racer 15™ features aromas of bright citrus and resinous pine from the generous use of Citra, Amarillo, Cascade and Chinook hops which are complimented by a dry malt finish. The result is a high revving Double IPA that is loud and assertive, much like the rebellious street racers who inspired it. Never ride alone...

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16342) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Chill haze on the golden orange pour. Small white head and nice lacing. Bright grapefruit, orange, and tangerine aroma. Plenty of resinous pine, mild grass, and plenty of pineapple. Really nice pineapple flavor to go along with the grapefruit, tangerine, and oranges. Intense pine flavor and a strong bitterness on the finish. Surprisingly dry with just a bit of caramel flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (16245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
Sampled on tap for IIPA fest @ Saraveza, pours hazy golden orange with a beige head. Aroma of piney hops, substantial tropical fruits (mango, orange) caramel and buttery malts. Flavour is very rich resinous, piney hops, with the aforementioned tropical fruits, leafy / grassy hops and caramel malt backing. Excellent IIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2016
Tap (One Pint, Helsinki)
Sweet mashy DIPA aroma, fruity, citrussy, piney, a bit in-ya-face. Taste kinda what you’d expect given the aroma, but the in-ya-face aspect is toned down appreciably. Almost lightish palate with zesty bite and carbon dioxide. Certainly a bit brash, but drinkability remarkably there. Finish a little soapy, piney, and zesty. Almost enjoyed this DIPA, that’s how good it is!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle at home. Cloudy amber - white head. Nice fresh hoppy. Sweetness. Light cheese. Light raisins. Fruity notes. OK bitterness. High fruity. Nice bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14745) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bomber from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours orange/gold with a foamy off-white head. Strong citrus aroma. Near full bodied. Flavor is fruit, citrus, pine with a very nice caramel backdrop. Very flavorful. Heat not a problem til the gullet. Finishes arguably dry, with a lot of mixed hop flavor and that beautiful caramel. This seems to be a very well done ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14222) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2011
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, pine and light grapefruit zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine and light grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (14139) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Draft - Fresh pine with a nice sweetness. Cloudy orange with a rich head. Candy floss hops with enough sweetness to balance the bitterness. Finish is a bit of grapefruit and resin. Nice rich double IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear dark golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop aroma. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. A solid beer that met my expectations for this brewer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13874) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Draft. Lightly hazed amber body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some pine/pot, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, pot, orange/grapefruit, light caramel. Medium body, some resin.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (13258) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of hoppy, citrus, resin, a bit of pine, with some caramel and mild nutty notes. The taste is big citrus hops, some candied citrus, tropical notes, pine. Pale malt backbone. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, slight booze, average carbonation. Solid DIPA.


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