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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 2, 2013
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a deep dark mahogany with a thin white head. Malts hit first in the nose followed by sweet hops. The malt starts strong like the nose but the hops finish this with some sweet notes I get a hint of licorice but the malt lifngers long and deep through the finish. Full bodied and complex yet super drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
22oz bottle, courtesy of Bear Republic. Thanks, folks! Pours a deep, dark cola-brown color; creamy, sizable light-cocoa head: tiny bubbles along with solid retention and lacing; really nice pour on this. Aroma offers up cocoa powder and a bit of chocolate-covered caramel (nothing heavy) that quietly serves as the backdrop to a modest grapefruity and slightly pithy hoppiness; solid, lean, hop-forward composition. Medium body with moderate CO2, tiny bubbles; compared to something like New Glarus Black Top (wherein the hop bitterness takes over and makes one quickly forget the darker malt additions) this is a bit more charismatic when it comes to the darker malts, with distinct notes of cocoa and lightly rounded chocolate, and a bit more restrained in the overall bitterness; still, this is one of the better new releases to come out of Bear Republic as of late, and that hop bitterness slowly does begin to build and make one forget the darker hue; definitely doesn’t descend into the toasted marshmallow, milk chocolate sweetness of others; firmly bitter, and a really enjoyable, repeatable pint. Medium-length finish of grapefruit rind and a bit of lingering cocoa and chocolate; still on the dry side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (4528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2013
On draught with Simon and Keith, . Pours black with beige head, good lacing. Notes of roasty malt, belgian malt, bitter hops, anise. Just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2012
On tap at Mane Liquor. Jet black pour with a tanned head. Pretty straight forward Black IPA. Has a nice balance of roasted malts and espresso with pine and grapefruit. Sharp bitterness leaving a thick coating on the palate. nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (4325) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2012
Hoppy aroma. Light caramel flavours with a good balance of hops. Has a thick feel and a warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5078) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1419) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9989) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3479) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7587) - 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.

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