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RATINGS: 615   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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BeerandBlues2 (13210) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 30, 2009
Draught at Najas Place. Pours dark brown-mahogany with an average, creamy, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, nutty, bread), heavy hop (perfume, flowers, pine, citrus), average yeast (sweat) with notes of light alcohol and oak. Full bodied, creamy and alcoholic texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

3.3
Stuu666 (13094) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden copper, quite bitter, passion fruit, sweet toffee, dry.

3.9
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2009
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pine, florals, grass, and orange peel. Flavor of hops (citrus, pine) and caramel malt.

3.9
Dogbrick (12932) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2008
On draught at Callahan’s in San Diego. This brew is a clear and lustrous bronze color with a medium beige head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of piney, resinous hops and grapefruit along with notes of sweet malt. Medium-bodied with an assertively hopped character that is balanced well by sweet grainy malt. Touches of caramel are present, and the alcohol slips in every once in awhile too. The finish is bitter with a lingering piney hops flavor. Good all around.

4.4
hopdog (12368) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2008
On tap. Poured a deeper and cloudy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of pine needles, citrus, and just all around nice and hoppy. Tastes of pine, citrus, with some caramel. Definitely more hoppy than malty! Very nice hop bomb.

3.8
Sammy (12099) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
Smooth drinking yet high IBU DIPA. Two weeks fresh, from Premier Gourmet. Fresh hoppy aroma. Gold colour. A sipper. Thanks Stephen.

4.3
slowrunner77 (11917) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"Man...another great entry into the double ipa style. this one’s big all around, with a great piney nose, nice body, heavy flavors of hops and malt, and a dry bitter finish. You’ll want another."

3.4
deyholla (11503) - 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.

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hopscotch (11049) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Growler… October ‘09 O-Town Throwdown!This beer rocks!… Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Fruity, earthy aroma – pine, resin and grapefruit. Full-bodied and ultra-creamy with tickling carbonation. The flavor is unquestionably bitter, but also offers a nice ration of caramel malt and warming alcohol. Lengthy, snappy, bitter finish. Growler of this world class beer shared by Beerlando!

4.1
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Fresh bottle given to us by JW77...what a great gift! Orange/red pour. Great hops all over the place. Citrus, tropical fruits and caramel dance into your nose and all over your tongue. As beershine says, hoppy hoppy yum yum!!


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