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RATINGS: 614   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badwhale (420) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bomber to a glass mug. Pours a nice clear amber with an off white, yellowish head. Has great floral hop aroma on the nose. Great mouthfeel, creamy and full body. Good hop flavors, with a strong malt backbone giving it that mouthfeel. Really nice.


5
PugUglyBrewer (811) - - DEC 7, 2017
Mostly clean (slight haze) burnt orange to rich copper color with a root beer float head of dense French vanilla colored foam. Grapefruit and festive citrus counter a muscled caramel malt base. A whiff of pine cone and deep Forrest camping mornings.

4.7
dwyerpg (6454) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 7, 2017
Stellar berr. Great consistent hop throughout with a little sweetness. Yet goes down quickly.

3.8
jmohno (1670) - Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Gold. Short froth. Aroma is malty caramel and predominitley piney. Bought off room temp shelf so low hop aroma. Floral and citrus maybe. Resinous pine in taste with citrus and candy malts with a cherry slight booziness. big double ipa taste. strong bitter good malt taste, classic double ipa.

3.8
luttonm (6857) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2017
Black Duck, Issaquah. Lacing off white head, rich dark orange. Classic big resinous west coast ipa. Nice to get back to the classics. Some piney hop oil, fruity orange nose. Smooth, full body. Quite solid.

3.9
Maryannw (35) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2017
Cloudy, dark amber, thick beige head. Big hoppy pine aroma. Bold bitter hoppiness Smooth, well balanced with nice malt backbone. 8.3% alcohol ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
VinegarStroke (448) - Napa, California, USA - FEB 9, 2017
22oz: Copper color. Great head and lace. Huge aromatic lift. Gwerz like. Spice, floral, musk, Turkish delete. Intense but bright. Big rich balata. Balanced bitterness. Hops lead but malt plays a strong part.
This is an awesome beer. One of my favorites at the moment.

4.1
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Lightly hazy, golden orange with a 3-finger, billowing off-white head and excellent lacing. A real looker, this one. Aroma of pine, citrus, tropical and other fruit and sweet bready malt. Taste of nectarine, pine, tropical fruit, citrus and sweet malt. A medium/full body and medium/high carbonation yields a smooth, rich mouthfeel. Maybe it's all that sweet malt, but the bitterness doesn't smack you in the face. There is plenty of hop flavor, but it's well balanced. Impressive for a 100 IBU brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
TychoJames (1480) - �rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2017 Flaska importerad av FunkyF. Guldfärgad vätska. Doft av mandarin, aprikos och örter. Smak av spannmål, kokta grönsaker, citrusskal och barr.

3.7
FunkyF (1364) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2017
Flaska från millwaukee. Orangefärgad med vitt skum. Kryddig doft med aprikos och apelsin. Dovt fruktig smak av aprikos, mango och kryddig humle.

4.3
commonmac (1349) - 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.


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