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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Black Racer™ blends Bear Republic’s love of hops with the Pacific Northwest’s appreciation for dark ales. Our pit crew brews this award winning ale which boldly defines a new frontier of flavors and always maintains pole position. Race to the Dark Side. Bronze 2011 Great American Beer Festival American-Style Black Ale Gold 2012 World Beer Cup American-Style Black Ale


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Tap at brewery- Pour is black with a thin white head..Nose is roasty chocolate, burnt caramel, sweetness, pine hops, citrus fruits..Taste is roast, burnt chocolate, spice, fruits, sweetness, nice fruity hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dal9000 (490) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Dark brown foam in a black beer. The hops are at the finish after swallowing. The initial taste is almost a stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (7225) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Dark brownish-black pour with a nice khaki colored thickish head. Aroma has some dairy accents, a touch of spruce, some brief tobacco notes. Flavor has some cigar tobacco notes, hints of dark chocolate, some minty accents, a touch of citrus bitterness. some trailing earthy potting soil in the back end. Nice textured thick mouthfeel. Very solid

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2013
brown, small tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. lots of chocolate, toast, citrus, spruce, caramel, smoke, slight coffee. medium bitter, light sweet, very light sour. medium body, oily feel. really glad to have a black IPA that’s not dominated by amarillo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13334) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt & earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer007 (29) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
One of the better black IPA's, but I really have to be in the mood for it. Smells great, just too much of a bitter aftertaste for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
22oz bottle. Dark brown color. Thin khaki head. Couple dots of lace. Bigger body. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Awesome aroma, pretty much exactly what I want from a black IPA. Good bitter dark chocolate, dark roast, nice coffee malt flavors, along with some big earthy, herbal, piney hop. Good moderate to stronger bitter taste, minimal sweet. Awesome black IPA... Good balance of citrus, nutty herbal hop, and roasty herbal chocolate... Def. my kind of black IPA. Assertively hoppy, satisfyingly hoppy. Love it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Dark mahogany pour with a small latte head. More like a hoppy porter than IPA. Loads of burnt caramel, oats, grain, roasted coffee, and chocolate. Mild citrus and pine punch. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kcorum10 (347) - Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Pours a black color with small, finger size off white head that just sits atop the beer and slowly disappears. Aromas of fresh earthy hops with a slight hint of roasted malt. The flavors are of the opposite. The roasted malt comes to the forefront followed by a slight bitterness that leaves the palate with a barely noticeable stickiness.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iggynelix (132) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Not usually an ipa drinker, but this is a deliciously caramelled black ipa. Slightly hoppy.


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