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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4312) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Draft at Stone Bistro. Pour is a dark brown, almost black, with light tan head. Grapefruit and pine. The flavor is hoppy, sweet milk chocolate, and sharp bitterness. Slight roast, but the roast is not central to this beer. Pretty good black IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1097) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Growler taste from Kenny at capitol beer. Color is dark brown/black. Taste is roasted malts and hopped up. Great black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at the Tap Room. A story of Cascade, emphasizing the hop as opposed to roast. A sipper, as alcohol warming. Piney aroma. Some toothpaste taste, also apple cidery in the finish. 75 IBU Black with lace and some head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3065) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2012
Tap at Mane Liquor. Pretty simple black IPA but very well made. Lots of roasted malts with pine and grapefruit hops throughout. Great balance. Nice stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5917) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2012
On tap at GABF 2012. Pours a deep mahogany color with a medium grey head. A nose of bitter hops and chocolates. The flavor is bitter dark chocolate and hops, lingering sweet roast and coffee. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4654) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2012
GABF 2012
Appearance: Black with a big beige head
Aroma: Roasted malts and grapefruit
Taste: Toasted malts, grapefruit and pine
Nice. Lots of roast in the aroma, more of a IPA in the taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Tap at E! Burger. Rating #21. Dark black with a big tan head and great lacing. Roasty and a little piney in the aroma. Flavor had a little roast, light chocolate and a little booze (but in a good way). (2507)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brenhophead (551) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2012
Squealer. Pours pitch black with a small offwhite head. Aroma has a sweet grapefuit/grassy note and also a hint of coffee bean. Big bitter hit straight up in the flavour from the hops and the bitter espresso backing. I do get some hop flavour although the malt seems to dominate. Very good beer i would love to try it fresh to see how much more hop presence there is.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (1909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2012
Pours dark brown with a fading head. Nose shows piny and grapefruit hops. Also some roasted malt. Flavours are more aggressive with roasty bitterness, sharp pine and grapefruit. Some alcohol shows too. Too highly carbonated for this kind of beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Draft @ OBF ’12. Solid BIPA with lighter roasted and chocolate flavors then many of the same style...which I like.


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