benderlil (13) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2012
My all time favorite beer in the world!
Amber in color with a nice fat head and a lingering lace.
Huge hop aromas get the palate ready for an explosion of hops.
So drinkable it’s scary. Almost as scary as the lack of availability.
C’mon guys make some more of this stuff! thebaldwizard (1207) - Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2008
On tap at Buckeye Beer Engine. This stuff is great. One of the best brews I’ve had in a long time. Muddy orange pour with a nice frothy head. The aroma was lots of caramel malt with the a perfect citrus scent. Great aroma. The mouthfeel is perfect in my opinion. Thick enough, but leaves you wanting to drink more and more. The taste is a fantastically balanced mix of sweet, caramel malt and a wonderful pine hop presence. Really flavorful and tasty stuff. If they bottled this I would buy it buy the truckload! Thisis12ptfont (1194) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Massive hops, spice, herb and yeast on the nose. Beautiful, deep copper with an orange tint. Clearly has that classic Racer 5 taste with a more intense bitterness and some spice. Caramel, bread and oat malts help support a massive hop attack on the palate. Overall, This is a beast of beer with unbelievable balance. The alcohol is very noticeable on the finish. Well-done with this one Bear Republic. I’d give this an A+ rating Sathorael (159) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Got this one on tap at Stone Brewery. Easily one of the best DIPA’s offered at the moment. Crisp, clean, and clearly done by people who have a passion for big beer. Apricot and citrus flavors blend well with a high IBU but surprisingly mellow bitterness. This is a must have for all fans of the style. drpimento (3641) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Shazaam! Killer beer. Having a tap of this very tasty beer at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin USA. Poured with a great foamy, frothy huge light tan head. Plenty of lace. Nice dark honey amber color, slightly hazy. Nice nose - plenty of hops, piney, a bit of bread and citrus. Nice mouth. Not too much carbonation. Long bitter finsih complemented by some malty sweetness.
jj21 (84) - Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Pours a hazy, dark orange with enormous, creamy off-white head that sticks like spackle to the glass. I swear, I can still feel the head in y stomach. Good ol’ California IPA hop goodness aroma smacks your nose and gets the taste buds worked up. Grapefruit, pine, yadda yadda yadda. Flavors are to die for. Not too thick like a lot of IIPA’s are and is actually refreshing and crisp. This is a dangerous beer for the alcohol! Is it in there? I don’t know. Right up there with Dreadnaught, DFH 90 Minute and Big Eddy IIPA.
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Growler served in a tulip. Beautiful hazy orange-amber pour with a medium off-white head. Good retention and sticky lacing. Full of hops: Citrus and pine resin aroma along with a little cereal and funk. Medium body, sticky-creamy texture, and good carbonation. Lightly sweet flavor of caramel that is quickly drowned out by the big time resiny, sticky, bitter finish. Perfect balance in this amazing brew. Maybe more hops than malts, but right in my wheelhouse. Racer X could be the best Double IPA I’ve ever had. Reminds me of White Knuckle. PhilDBrewer (50) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Pours clear yellow with slight caramel hue. Medium head with good lacing. Aroma is pine, wet grass. Tastes of pine and grapefruit. Slightly bitter finish. Medium bodied. Phenominal! Mcfa0779 (57) - SLC, Utah, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours cloudy amber gold color. Small amount of white head. Nose is cascade hops, pine and citrus. Taste is a nice balance of caramel malty sweetness and pine lemon bitterness. Mouthfeel is thin and crisp. An excellent beer
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Awesome hop arms form a copper pour with white head. Biscuit malts and fresh pine flavor with some hoppy dried fruit balance. Slight alcohol army’s excellent beer.