overall
99
98
style
RATINGS: 608   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (10468) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"Man...another great entry into the double ipa style. this ones big all around, with a great piney nose, nice body, heavy flavors of hops and malt, and a dry bitter finish. Youll want another."

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (10094) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Draft. Pours hazy coppery with off-white head. Nose is piney hops, mango, tangerine. Tastes assertively hoppy with caramel malt, tangerine, and honeydew notes. Hefty, complex palate. This one is outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
2011-11-19. Crisp dark amber orange body with a small beige head. 3+ Flavour is lovely, pleasant hoppy bitterness, mild citrus and resin, well balanced and flavours work very well together. 7+ Smooth medium to full bodied palate with soft carbonation. Aroma is a touch muted at first, modest resiny hops come out once you get into it. 7+ Dangerously drinkable, it is not super complex but rather lovely. I have been waiting to try this one for a while now. Draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Tap at PPG. Pours clear orange, rocky off-white head. Big lacing. Dank hops, tropical, vanilla. Taste is salty, boozy, vanilla. Clean, thick, oily, not too aggressive.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (9689) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
On tap at Rattle & Hum. Pours a mostly clear golden amber with a medium white head. Pine, citrus, malt, and a hint of vanilla. Very light carbonation. Finishes with a really long grapefruit and quinine bitterness. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle at Craigs. Clear gold pour, thin white head. Massive pine, resin and grapefruit aromas. Taste has too much caramel sweetness though. Bit drier wouldve been ace.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2011
On tap at Jackie-Os, $5 for a tumbler. ABV listed as 8.3%. Mildly hazy amber color, nice, super-dense-looking off-white head. Nose-smell is awesomely hoppy. Lots of lace. Now, this is a unique aroma... Hops have a very tropical fruity taste, also resiny and a bit spicy. Really light, crisp carbonation, but a big body with no viscosity. Great texture. Aftertaste has a good length to it for which to appreciate the unique hop aroma. My burps taste delicious. The malt balance in this is wonderful, it makes this maybe more sweet than bitter, yet the brew refrains from being syrupy in any way. Really damn good... Id really like to find this bottled some day, something to compete with the old standby, Stone Ruination...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9554) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2009
courtesy of tpd975. pours orange, white head. aroma and taste; lots of hops goodness with strong citrus presence for a thick mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9543) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
65 cl bottle. Vintage 2012.
Pours copper color with a medium head. Aroma of intense hops, caramel, fruits, some toffee notes, pine needles, mild malts and biscuits. Flavor of caramel, oily hops, fruits, mild malts, some faint goose berries and hints of vanilla. Very good.
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9535) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle at Asahiya. Orange-red with lace. Big citrus and tropical fruit nose, huge juicy fruits. Quite sweet flavor, soft, oily, full bodies. A bit cloying and almost syrupy, but nice.


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