RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Poured a murky copper color from the Tap. Aromas of hops and malts with a light fruityness(citrus). Flavors of malts and hops, strong citrus flavors with undertones of rye, very full bodied IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (1165) - rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2017 Flaska importerad av FunkyF. Guldfrgad vtska. Doft av mandarin, aprikos och rter. Smak av spannml, kokta grnsaker, citrusskal och barr.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (1051) - rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2017
Flaska frn millwaukee. Orangefrgad med vitt skum. Kryddig doft med aprikos och apelsin. Dovt fruktig smak av aprikos, mango och kryddig humle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (1112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Tap pour at Muddy Waters with blonderedhead. Tulip style glass...10oz pour. Slight hazy orange and golden color. Attractive white half finger head. Great lacing. Aroma is sweet citrus with orange and tropical notes. Some pine characteristics. Taste is downright breathtaking. Big and bold hop flavors with a lean towards resin and tropical fruit. The presence of alcohol is definitely felt but is almost deceptive in its potency. There is a pleasant malty, earthy quality that helps provide exquisite balance. An impressive older brother to Racer 5. Check this one out when available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10709) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2016
On tap at Hopcat A2. Pours a clear earthy orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has strong pine with a bit of citrus and an earthy grain and biscuit backbone. Flavor has earthy pine and grass notes backed by earthy biscuit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kespecial (239) - - DEC 18, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2016 Fairly classic DIPA in look and nose, dank, medium orange, thin white head, very resiny and bitter. Pine, weed, simple syrup. Tastes far boozier than 8.3, I think to its detriment. Overall effect is unbalanced, a bit soapy and astringent, too sweet/boozy to be wierdly cloying despite all the bitterness. It?s not bad, but a rare miss by Bear Republic IMHO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mezr (115) - California, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Color is a brilliant orange, slightly hazy and with a white frothy head that laces the glass excessively. Taste is nicely bitter, but not as intense as other DIPAs. Sticky, average carbonation, and with a dry finish. Nicely done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewhemia (274) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2016
Slightly hazy amber beer with off white head. Sweet malty aroma of bread and lots of ripe fruits and some alcohol. Really delicious aroma. The taste is sweet with lots of ripe fruit and caramel notes and a quite bitter finish. Full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2016
On cask at The Pony Bar - 10th Ave. Hazy copper body with big head. Nose is hops and fruits and citrus. Taste again of lots of fruits. Quite nice. Alcy in the finish. Bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2715) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2016
650ml bottle from the Malt Shoppe in Tosa. No bottle date, but dont believe that was there a month ago or would have picked it up then. Pours an amber orange with an off-white head leaving some nice coats of lace. Aroma has sweet tangy fruits, pine, some sweet malts and citrus. Taste is of sweet toffee, spruce-y pine, chewy resin, tangerines, some other citrusy fruit and honey. Fuller than medium bodied, the blend is solid and there is somewhat of an alcohol presence. Finishes tangy and to the honey sweet side of bittersweet. A white whale over the years that never seemed to get to the Midwest, or was missed whenever it did. More an old style DIPA than anything extreme. Just a solid tasty drinker, with a good blend of flavors, smoothed out with the honey. 14.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (974) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2016
Pours a hazy, dirty orange. Aroma is pleasing enough, sweet malt and booze. Taste is prominent booze, strong bitter, soapy!, I like bitter, but this is a bit much.

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