Bear Republic says its seasonal Racer X double IPA should be back on the shelves by the middle of the month. They describe the beer as the Big Brother of their flagship Racer 5, though the X is a little darker and more in line with a malt-forward English IPA (though nobody would mistake X for an English pub beer – it has that familiar West Coast hop bite).

The beer has been a favorite in the seasonal lineup for 10 years. It weighs in at 8.3 percent alcohol (which is pretty mild for a Double IPA these days, believe it or not) and more than 100 IBUs. Look for it in 22 oz bottles.

– Sean Scully