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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Big, bold, and black. Everything roasted out IPA should be, yet this is more in the Black DIPA catagory, though the 8.1% is well hidden. Lots of roast, chocolate malts, and a big swoosh of burnt bitter hoppy goodness at the end. Great brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
salvaticas (601) - - AUG 8, 2013
On tap at the Bear Republic brewery. Pours a solid black. Very smooth though with a nice bite. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bomber. Pours pitch black with a nice small foamy head that lingers nicely, leaves some webbing too. Aroma is mostly piney hops with some light roasted coffee, light chocolate, and grapefruit too. Taste has a surprisingly juicy hop taste up front with lots of pine and citrus. Finish is moderately bitter with light coffee and chocolate to complement the hops. Medium body, mouthfeel has a nice oiliness. Overall, this is a really good Black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (792) - Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Jet black with a small tan head. Aroma malty,sweet,pine and coffee. Starts bitter and sweet followed by malt and back to bitter. One of the best black ipa’s I have. If it has a flaw it’s a weak head but everything else is great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6792) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog Birmingham; dark black pour with foamy white head, piney aroma, grapefruit hop taste backed up with slight roast malts piney hop taste, really good BIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4408) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerd16 (226) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Pour BLACK (unsurprisingly) with large and lasting tan head. Aroma is enchanting - Subdued roasted malt, takes a back seat to hop forward citrus and pine. Taste is surprisingly creamy - almost like the beer is masquerading as a stout. Taste is good, if fleeting. Very transient citrus, some pineapple and grapefruit then malty bitterness on the back end. For a guy that doesn’t usually like Black IPA’s due to their roasted malt dominance this was surprisingly enlightening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c0fein (555) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
650ml bottle @ home. Ordered from Ales By Mail. Bottling date 05/20/13. Long lasting sticky foam. Burned cold aroma. Not too toasty black IPA, easier to drink. Yam!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Black colored pour. Big tan head that slowly falls. Plenty of lacing left behind. Aroma is distinctly hops. But hiding behind it is a ton of malt character. Taste is totally malt with hops following up closely. Tastes like a Scotch ale with hops and more color. Darn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Drunk on my 40th. Black pour with a generous tan head. Roast and piney hop nose. Similar flavour with some dark fruit, chocolate and citrus notes. All very well poised. A quality example of the style with high drinkability.

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