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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Nice dark brown pour with a cream colored head. Good intergration of roasted malts and the hops. Seamless to be exact. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (939) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2013
220z bomber - Greatly enjoyed this rendition of Races # 5. This ale has some smokey qualities that I find delightful. ABV is dangerously kicked up from original as well. I approve of this experiment.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Black, with a light brown head, this beer tastes more sweet than your average black IPA, and with more alcohol than you’d expect as well. It seems to be lacking enough hop character in my opinion to be called an IPA, and although roasted malts are in the flavor they’re not overpowering. Normally it’s either one or the other... hoppy or roasted, and sometimes you’ll get something in-between. This seems to be in-between and off to the side. It has an earthy, musky nose with a similar mouth feel. It actually seems more like a thick, malty strong ale than a black IPA. Well-balanced in all respects. Me gusta!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Draft at Proof. Black pour with a white head. Aroma of rich roastiness, coffee traces of bitter chocolate, piney and earthy hoppiness. Bold roast, chocolate, pine and citrus hops throughout the flavor. Pretty rich body on the thicker side, definitely walking the line of Stout territory.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3394) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
Black,small beige head.Lightly spicy citrus hop nose.Mild citrus hop profile,medium roast, medium hop finish #4000 on my personal list.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (727) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2013
22oz. bomber that pours a very dark burnet, with some retention and lacing. Aromas are a mix of pine and toasted malts. It has a upfront sweetness followed closely by pine hops and burnt coffees with some nuttyness. Flavors blend well. The sweetness and burnt like notes follow into the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Bomber. Pours opaque black with foamy, lasting coffee colored head. Aroma of fresh hops, light grass, coffee, chocolate. Flavor sweet with salt mellowing to a soft bitter finish. Heavy body, soft natural carbonation. Overall the hops are not as present as i would like from a Black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arondee (583) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Pours jet black with a small off-white head. The aroma is caramel, toffee, thick syrupy malts, butterscotch, and some hops. The taste is bitter burnt malts, citrus hops, and dark chocolate. A good overall beer that doesn’t destroy your palate some some black ipas.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1621) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Dark black pour, light tan head. Roasty and citrus & resiny bitterness on the nose, taste is roast and chocolate forward with a nice hop balance with some pine in the finish. Nice black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebrodeur (8) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2013 does not count
Enjoyed it as anything from Bear Republic but not sure I'd change from Racer 5 except for something different. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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