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RATINGS: 256   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle. Black and pored with a small head. Hoppy with a medium body and a lingering hoppiness. Pretty standard for this style which means it is pretty good. Worth trying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AskForJenny (1014) - Ontario, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
22 oz - all the required elements are there, the hop aroma, the color, the head. Its a good beer from a respected brewer, however its unremarkable Drink it if its on hand, but it’s not worth seeking out.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2013
On tap at Encinitas ale house... Pours a cola dark hue with reddish brown edges and topped with a creamy off-white head... Aroma of papery hop with a mild roast. Old... Flavors of faded piney hops upfront, medium roast and chocolatey middle and finishes with a medium bitterness. Medium bodied although a little strengthy. Not a fresh sample it seems.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Bomber from the craft beer Mecca of State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD. Deep, dark obsidian with a medium, soft, long lasting dark tan head. Aroma of robust coffee and melted bittersweet chocolate. Bold and richly intertwined flavors of coffee, caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, and crisp, floral hops. Silky mouthfeel and a medium-long, slightly bitter finish. Easily one of the best Ack IPAs out there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (2953) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2013
650ml bottle from BrewDog Glasgow. Almost black, not much head. Fruity pine hop aroma. Tar hop flavour. Not as intense as expected. But still a solid black IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5953) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
10/18/13. On tap at Proof. Black pour with a small tan head. Boozy aroma, resin, maltiness, some oxidation. Disappointing flavor as well, boozy, resin, dank, oxidation, seems old possibly. Big meh, big disappointment.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13343) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
9th August 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, little tan head. Palate is softish with fine carbonation. Creamy dark malt, light roast. Pinch of salt. Nice fresh orange, citrus and marmalade. Whisper of pine. Finishes smooth with a medium bitter linger. Nicely joined up and tasty Black IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3299) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Black beer with a bidy that’s more thin like a lager. Small bubbly tan head. The aroma is mealy and malty. Very bitter taste with hints of licorice, alcohol, and burned malts struggling to make it through that bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle. The look is dark, brownish black in color, and has a cashew colored head. The smell is malt, burnt, hops, pine, and resin. The taste is hops, fruits, pine, burnt, and bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
22oz bomber. Black with a large beige head. Aroma is of light pine, grapefruit, roasted malt. Taste is of juicy grapefruit, light roasted malt.


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