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RATINGS: 262   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
On tap! Color is dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is toasted piney. Taste is toasty with with a malty to it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iggynelix (68) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Not usually an ipa drinker, but this is a deliciously caramelled black ipa. Slightly hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zombeer (59) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Has a nice, dark flavor and retains a hoppiness as advertised. Smooth but not too extreme, certainly flavorful. Not my favorite from BR, but I’m glad I tried it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skykwby (39) - Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Big Hunt DC- highball. Pours dark, little foamy head. Caramel, coffee aroma. Very smooth first sip, little aftertaste. Warms the heart. Another good one from bear republic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayorOfSudz (33) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer007 (29) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
One of the better black IPA's, but I really have to be in the mood for it. Smells great, just too much of a bitter aftertaste for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
szinck1 (25) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2013
From the tap. Pours dark brown with a healthy dark fine head; lacing is good. Roasted, toasty and chocolate aroma with a sweet initial taste, converting quickly to a coffee / chocolate and rather bitter lingering finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
revolverlbc (22) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pours with a beautiful deep tan head. Toasty and slightly nutty aroma. Great mouth feel not as heavy as I was afraid of. Really well balanced.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
boyntonliquors (11) - San Jose, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
A very nice black ale, well balanced and very drinkable. Nice malt billing, very caramel and sweet bread like.


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