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Old 08-17-2009, 06:32 PM   #11
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If you got Racer X at a Pub in Philly you should feel pretty privileged! I live about 45 min. from the Brewery and Racer X is a special beer that only gets brewed occasionally. It is only served at the Brewery and they do not bottle it. I had it once at the Brewery and it was Awesome! Remeber that the further away from the Brewery, the more chance of Market Abuse, so you may not even be tasting what the Brewer intended.

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Old 08-18-2009, 03:08 PM   #12
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For anyone in the area, the pub I had it at was The Khyber on 2nd Street between Market and Chestnut. And it was indeed draught, not bottled. I had no idea it was so rare. I gotta get back there ASAP!

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Old 08-18-2009, 09:03 PM   #13
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For anyone in the area, the pub I had it at was The Khyber on 2nd Street between Market and Chestnut. And it was indeed draught, not bottled. I had no idea it was so rare. I gotta get back there ASAP!
It's actually been on draft a number of times over the summer so far in the area and on at Ortinos Northside IIRC. Local44 had it, Capones had it, a few others too.

edit: yes, currently at the North Side:
On draft August 13th
TONIGHT‘S DRAFTS….
* Appalachian Major Hops….16oz. $4.00
* Appalachian Peragrine Pils…16oz $4.00
* Bear Republic Black Mamba…16oz. $5.00
* Hoegaarden…16oz. $5.00
* Lagunitas Brown Sugga…10oz. $5.00
* New Castle Summer…16oz. $4.50
* Lindeman’s Framboise…8oz. $5.00
* Troegs Sunshine Pils….16oz. $4.50
* Troegs Mad Elf 06, or 08...10oz. $6.00
* Troegs Naked Elf…10oz. $5.00
* Laughing Dog Alpha Dog…10oz. $5.00
* Flying Fish Farmhouse Summer…16oz. $4.50
* Allagash White…16oz. $4,50
* Appalachian Water Gap Wheat…16oz. $4.00
* Rogue I2PA …10oz. $5.00
* Troegs Dreamweaver Wheat…16oz. $4.50
* Founders Breakfast Stout…10oz. $5.00
* Bear Republic Racer X…10oz. $5.00
* Boulder Brewing Sweaty Betty…16oz. $4.50
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:47 PM   #14
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Racer X is an awesome beer, I found this link for Racer 5
He said it is a BYO clone recipe, but I searched BYO and did not find it.

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Bear Republic Racer 5
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11.25 lbs 2-row Pale Malt
1.66 lbs Wheat Malt
0.625 lbs Crystal Malt 15L
0.42 lbs Dextrose
0.21 lbs CaraPils Malt

6.1 AAU Chinook 90 min
8.7 AAU Cascade 60 min

0.3 oz Amarillo dry hop
0.3 oz Centennial dry hop
0.2 oz Cascade dry hop
0.2 Tomahawk dry hop

Wyeast 1272 American Ale II or
White Labs WLP051 California V

Mash in @ 145 then raise to 152 until conversion
Boil for 90 min

Extract: Replace all but 1 lb of the Pale malt with 4.25 lbs of DME
Steep grains for 45 min @ 152
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:50 AM   #15
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Thanks for the recipe Bsquared! I had the Racer 5 also, and it is a great IPA.

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Old 08-19-2009, 04:26 AM   #16
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Some times I forget how blessed we are out here in California, let alone San Diego. Racer 5 and Racer X are standard beers on tap at many of our local brew houses, and I've never tried to clone it, but maybe I'll try this recipe soon too.

Let me know how it works out.

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Old 11-23-2009, 09:33 PM   #17
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I'm bumping this thread to see if anyone has found a Racer X clone recipe yet? I haven't tried Racer 5. How similar are they?

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Old 11-24-2009, 11:15 PM   #18
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It's been a while since I had the Racer X (August), but my recollection was that it had more depth and malt complexity than Racer 5. While Racer 5 is good, it is a pretty standard West Coast IPA, with loads of hop bitterness, flavor and aroma (probably Cascade and/or Centennial), but not much exciting going on in the malt category. Racer X is also darker in color and with more of an alcohol warmth. Merely one man's observation. I prefer Racer X well over Racer 5.

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Old 11-25-2009, 08:32 PM   #19
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Racer 5 is my favorite beer, though Racer X is up there! I tweaked BYO's Racer 5 recipe to better match Bear Republic's description on their web site and thought it came out very close. If you want to try to brew Racer 5 let me know and I'll send you my recipe.

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