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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


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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thicksuds (437) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2013
Great pour, smells fruity, taste is awesome, really hoppy, you get that IPA taste, but just the touch of dark flavor that makes it an awesome beer. I am really impressed, one of the better black IPAs I have had.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5659) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle from Half Time webshop. Pours almost pitch black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice and orange. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Taste of dark malts, weak roasty and some good piney hops towards the lingering dry bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Pretty much exactly what I expected/hoped for from this brew. Like all the other "Racer" IPAs. pungent hops, both pine and citrus, ample bitterness...and a light but distinct roasted malt, coffee abd coca character. At no point do you realize you are drinking an imperial strength brew. I don’t think this will have a long shelf life, but very good fresh. Finishes bitter and dry."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
julesjis (142) - Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Great dark color and beautiful tan head. This beer looked delicious. The beer was a bit sweet and bitter, maybe a bit too bitter in the finish for me.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (171) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2014
22 oz bottle from Uptown Market in Beaverton, OR. The boozy aroma has it all: sweet molasses, roasty grains, and some floral hoppiness. The texture of this full-bodied beer is syrupy, and the finish is bitter. A malty sweetness like this one has is my favorite thing to find in a Black IPA, and for my tastes, it is a necessity to balance out the astringency of the roasted grains and the bitterness of the hops. The flavor profile even remains solid and balanced as the beer warms up. This beer is perfect on all accounts. Easily one of the best Black IPAs I’ve ever had!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2749) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep brown nearly black and an average, lacing, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, grapefruit and pine. Slightly sweei flavor that enss up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Black IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3754) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of rich roast malt, molasses and liquorice. Medium body, flavour is as the aroma, quite bitter, not much fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, butterscotch. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich hop bitter, molasses, sweet fruit palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Not a great deal of life and lacks the defining black IPA hop character, but a good beer all the same.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5695) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toffee, butterscotch, sweet malt, caramel, fudge and a subdued fruity hop character. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5694) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
bottle @THT courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK. Thin creamy tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Lovely bitterness. Slight malty flavour. Very good

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayorOfSudz (43) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Great aroma of hops and malty caramel hops. Good lacing and dense darkness for color. Coffee and caramel jump out and then the hops come through in waves towards the middle and end. Mostly sweet and then bitterness at the end. Curious to see how it develops as it warm up a bit. Overall a nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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