Bear Republic Brewing Co. (Sonoma County, California) recently announced that Racer X Double IPA is making its highly anticipated, annual return during the month of October.
Created as the much bigger brother to the brewery’s flagship Racer 5 India Pale Ale, Racer X Double India Pale Ale is a true California take on English brewing traditions. This offering boasts an “assertive hop aroma and bitterness” thanks to Cascade, Columbus, and Centennial hops utilized during both the kettle and dry-hop stages. Although it may be a lupulin-laden experience, Racer X still retains a firm malt backbone to display “balance in a bottle.” The final beer weighs in at 8.3% ABV and a whopping 100+ IBUs.
“Racer X is bold with a California spin,” said Bear Republic Brewmaster/COO, Richard “Ricardo” Norgrove. “It really embodies the role of big brother to Racer 5 with flavorful hops and a sleek, strong malt base.”
Racer X Double IPA officially released on October 1 at Bear Republic’s Healdsburg brewpub, and it is now rolling out with very limited availability to select retailers, bars, and restaurants in Florida and throughout the brewery’s full distribution footprint. Look for this offering to turn up in 22 0z. bottles and on draft. Expect Racer X to disappear with a quickness, so get yours while you can. Prost!
Vital Information for Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Release – Limited, beginning October 1
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.3%
IBUs – 100+
Hops – Cascade, Centennial & Columbus
Availability – 22 oz. bottles and draft
Notable Awards: Four-time winner at the California State Fair, with three silver medals and one bronze
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