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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15820) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Tannish and a bit hazy, with a bubbly head. Very melony, hints of grapefruit, light florals. It’s a bit chewy, but with more of those melon hops. The malts end up being quite assertive, chewy (from Cali, big shock, huh?), and alcohol kicks in late. All these hops, to me, demand a cleaner, lighter body.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (15010) - 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 (14513) - 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
bhensonb (14332) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13767) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13658) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13437) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (13190) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12840) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours an orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grass, dank, weed, pine, herbs, and caramel. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, resin, herbs, grass, and some caramel with a dry, bitter finish.


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