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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
gyllenbock (9855) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
On tap at Toronado SF. Black with a small head. Aroma and taste of hops, licorice, grapefruit and light malt. The body was medium as was the bitterness. UV

3.6
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Draft. Dark brown beer with a nce tan head. Chocolate and grapefruit aroma. Chocolate and grapefruit flavor with pine. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingers with chocolate.

3.8
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

3.9
gunnar (9695) - 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.

3.9
blipp (9691) - La Mesa, California, 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.

4
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
22oz bottle. Dark brown color. Thin khaki head. Couple dots of lace. Bigger body. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Awesome aroma, pretty much exactly what I want from a black IPA. Good bitter dark chocolate, dark roast, nice coffee malt flavors, along with some big earthy, herbal, piney hop. Good moderate to stronger bitter taste, minimal sweet. Awesome black IPA... Good balance of citrus, nutty herbal hop, and roasty herbal chocolate... Def. my kind of black IPA. Assertively hoppy, satisfyingly hoppy. Love it.

3.8
douglas88 (9630) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2012
On tap at GABF 2012. Pours a deep mahogany color with a medium grey head. A nose of bitter hops and chocolates. The flavor is bitter dark chocolate and hops, lingering sweet roast and coffee. Very good.

3.8
bytemesis (9237) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
UPDATED: APR 4, 2013 Bottle. Pours clear dark ruby black with a medium creamy brown head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy - grapefruit, touch of pine and some underlying coffee. Flavor is definitely IPA - citrus hoppy with underlying roasted malts, perhaps molasses. Lightly sweet and medium bitter. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel. Quite nice, I just wish it was a tad bit roastier.

3.7
b3shine (9150) - Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bomber to pint (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a dark cola with beige head that dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes solid; hoppy with notes of dark malt and roast. Good on the palate. Good beer.

3
drowland (9075) - 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.


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