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Old 08-17-2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default Bear Republic Racer X - Wow!

A couple of friends and I went on our own little pub crawl in Philly last Saturday, and in addition to discovering some amazing breweries and bars serving an incredible selection of beers (Eulogy in Old City may have topped the chart), I tried Racer X by Bear Republic. It's an amazing IIPA. Does anyone have a clone recipe?

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Old 08-17-2009, 02:18 PM   #2
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I've never had the Racer X. I do often have the Racer 5, which is a sweet IPA. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for the X.

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Old 08-17-2009, 02:46 PM   #3
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I didn't know the racer x existed...Bear republic makes great beer though, the Racer 5 and Red Rocket are fantastic brews. I'll have to look for the X.

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I didn't know the racer x existed...
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Racer X - This bold winter ale follows English brewing traditions, but with our California twist. Bold hops, but balanced ... It's a double IPA! A.B.V. 7.8%.

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Old 08-17-2009, 04:30 PM   #5
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Racer X can be very good, it can also be nasty harsh. The last pint I had was at OBF 2007 and it was nasty. I'm sorry I got a pint and not a taste. It was definitely not the beer I remembered from past visits to BR. Sounds like they're back to good.

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anoldur...I wasn't doubting it's existence, just never seen it haha.

Thanks for the link though!

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I actually saw that comment about harshness on a review. I can say there was absolutely nothing at all harsh about the beer I had Saturday. It was excellent, and the other two beer nuts I was with agreed. It was probably my favorite of the day, and there were quite a few over the course of the day...

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...I wasn't doubting it's existence, just never seen it haha.
I've had a few of the other Bear Republic beer, but didn't know about the X either. The posted was to give you (and others) an idea of what to expect when you find it. It does sound tasty!
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I liked the red rocket and racer 5 ..... will have to try this racer X. It sounds awesome

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FWIW, draft only y'all.

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