Beer: Bear Republic Racer X
Type: Double IPA
Availability: Seasonal – Limited Release
Location: Cloverdale, California (local!)
Price: $6.99 for 22 oz
Aroma: Hops. Smells like hop buds when you’re home brewing. An amazingly hoppy aroma. Love the smell.
Appearance: Copper and clear.
Body & Texture: Great carbonation. Great thick, foamy, white head. Medium bodied. Can taste the alcohol as it goes down.
Aftertaste: STRAIGHT UP HOPS!
As David said, this is like a hop sledge hammer hitting you, and I’d agree! I really loved the aroma, appearance, and carbonation. The creamy white head was really beautiful. Unfortunately, it was too much hops for me! I’m usually a total hop head and enjoy other hoppy beers at over 100 IBU’s (like their Apex), but this just didn’t seem balanced to me. David loved this beer. If you’re an extreme hop head, definitely give this one a try! If you’re not, well, this is probably not the best IPA for you to try.