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98
style
RATINGS: 607   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bconger (143) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Fraught at blind tiger, NYC. Mildly cloudy amber pour with a medium white head with good lacing. Grassy hops on the nose. Caramel malt and piney hops give way to an astringint backbone and finish. It may be the atmosphere, but I love it

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3796) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Growler from Bellport Beer&Soda. Pours a clear deep amber/orange with a thick creamy off-white head. Aroma of citrus, grassy hops. Flavor of sticky, sweet caramel malt and citrusy hops. A little heavier than I would have wanted from a 7.8% beer. A little disappointing as I was expecting more of a hops presence as opposed to a malt presence. 7/4/7/4/15 [3.7/5]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Tap at rattle and Hum. Deep golden amber. Boozy hoppy nose. When cold reminded of the younger. Complex and flavorful not a hop bomb but definitely imperial.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aaronbr (174) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Another fantastic double IPA on the rotating tap at the Rose and Crown in Palo Alto. Very bitter, but also excellently crisp and nicely balanced. A newfound favorite of mine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2009
on tap at the saucer. Pours a dark amber with a tan head. Nose is of citrus rind. Smells wonderful! Taste is of citrus fruit. Sweet and well balanced. Mouthfeel is creamy and bitter. Loved this.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (6093) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2009
(Draught at Falling Rock Tap House while visiting Denver, CO) Pours medium orange/rust and a huge thick blanket of head covers the beer and never goes away. Smell is strong of hops, specifically I smell flavors of mangoes and pineapples. Extremely nice, and complex. Taste follows the nose especially in the pineapple on the back side. I dont like that it is more bitter than Id care for though. Unfortunate because I simply cant knock ANYTHING else about this beer. It just finishes a little bitter for me. Maybe slightly colder I would have preferred it more, but it was served to me around 50 degrees. Creamy, oily palette finish thats world class. One of my favorite DIPAs that Ive had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (11310) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a small frothy off white head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is sweet fruity malt with light hops Pepper and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet hop woth grapefruit an nice dry finish. Easy to drink a very good IIPA from bear republic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1834) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Sampled at GABF 2009. Burnt orange pour. Aroma of grapefruit and pineapple. Tastes of bitter grapefruit rind. Outstanding.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
orange beer white head at GABF. Big hop aroma that is sweet and floral/grassy hop. bite at end taste is light bitter finish and fairly easy to drink for a double. Well hidden alcohol

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Amber brown with a fluffy white head that retains. Oily and juicy hop aroma, citrus and caramel malts and bread and molasses. Nicely balanced flavor but full of juicy hops. Some grapefruit and pine, nice sweetness too, delicious.


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