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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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6023) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Deep cola, moderate frothy tannish head, nice lacing.   Pale roast, slight lactose, with some pasture like bitterness on the nose.   Smooth sweet and roasty hoppiness on the tongue.   Thankfully the pasture doesn’t come across on the tongue, only pale roast and some sweet citrusy hops.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Nice balance, a sweeter example which is great with the roasted malts.   Enjoyable!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle from City Beer. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a citrus and treacle aroma. There is a smooth dark molasses and pine flavor with a dry finish. Sweeter than many other black IPAs.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (5927) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2013
22. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy tan head. Lots of stringy lace. Nice sweet fresh piney nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Sweet chocolate and pine; this is definitely not on the bitter and roasty end of the BIPA spectrum. A little bit of crisp bitterness in the finish, but even at the finish this leans to the chocolatey. Nice little sugary BIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5797) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
[Bottle (660ml)] Pours a very dark amber-brown with an average size long-lasting frothy beige head. Some minimal lacing on the glass. Nice aroma is malty, chocolaty and hoppy first, followed by dark fruit and a hint of spices. Interesting flavour, must be the hops they chose: malty -- sweet and roasty -- and chocolaty but also slightly spicy from the hops, along with some fruit, coffee, a bit of alcohol and a moderate bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not great, but a pretty good, interesting version of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark black pour with lasting tan head, nice looking. Aroma brought notes of chocolate, coffee, roast malts, nice pine, grass, orange, hints of lemon, touch of earth, slight caramel. Taste is a mix of pine, grass, some slight orange mixing into chocolate, lots of astringent coffee, finishing fairly roasted, bitter, slight earthy and spicy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2013
for some reason, this didn’t quite gel with me .. . deep brown .. . mild rickets of foam .. . medium mild roast and burnt grass (not the good kind) .. . a touch soapy on the finish .. . rather mundane .. . . i’m a dropout cub scout, i cheated on my knots and never carried a first aid kit...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (5646) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Cask. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Citric hoppy aroma with light floral notes and sweet malts. The flavor has citric and flowery hops, light malty sweetness, and some lightly roasted malts. Very easy to drink and very well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5606) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Dark cola pour with a small white head. Pine hop, earthy malt. Picking up a touch of yeast. Touch of roasty malt as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2013
Some floral inky hop notes along w a grwat deal of dark roast chocolate. Seemed almost like a ligjt imperial stout. Black pour tan head. Flavors of dark roast moderate dark malt sweetness herbal floral hops in moderation and more dry dark roast. Medium body like a light imperial stout. Interesting take on black ipa.


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