blipp (9915) - 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. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Tap at E! Burger. Rating #21. Dark black with a big tan head and great lacing. Roasty and a little piney in the aroma. Flavor had a little roast, light chocolate and a little booze (but in a good way). (2507) Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - APR 10, 2013
Spring 2013 release. Bottle. More of a Stout then an IPA. Overtones of dark fruit, subtle rum raisin, roasted malt and chocolate, dominate the nose and palate, with simply an underlying bitter hopping in the finish. It's good, though not what I was expecting with 'IPA' on the label from this hop friendly brewery. An enjoyable dark ale that should of been released early in the winter, and not at the end of spring. Racer X should be the spring seasonal IMO.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me... BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
Dark black, clear with a thin tan head. Awesome hops and malt flavor. Great chocolate and deep rich hops flavor. Awesome BEER jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on 5/2/2013.
beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Appearance: Pours a black opaque with light head/
Aroma: Aroma of roast, faint pine.
Taste: Medium bitterness, some roast, faint chocolate.
Palate:Medium body, slightly slick.
Summary: Pretty much what I expect from a Bear Republic IPA of this style - so pretty good stuff.
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2015 Pours black with thick tan head. Strong hop aroma with hints of citrus and roasted malts. Tastes of hops, roasted malts and chocolate. Full body with a slight bitter finish. zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Dry piney hop scents some malt and slight grapiness. Nice off white head with Blackish body with dark red hue up top.malty black coffee flavors that lead to a sudden dry creamyness and slight spice and heat at the end. Smooth dry creamy on the palate. Izzick GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
651mL Pours deep cola to black with massive, tight bubbled lighter tan head. Awesome retention, huge lacing. Nose holds cocoa powder, grilled mango, dark chocolate cake. Taste is denser, nicely bitter, lactic dark chocolate, mild pine. Slight soap and tanginess in the finish. Thicker mouthfeel as it warms. alobar (3969) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pours black with a beige head. Excellent lacing with an aroma of chocolate, pine, roasted malt, and citrus. Roasted malt flavor with chocolate, pine, and some hop bite. Creamy body. Well done. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2013
22oz bottle: Pours a mostly opaque black with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet dark malty nose with lots of fresh resiny hops. Starts with pretty good fullness and clean dark malty sweetness with good piny hop bitterness and flavor before a drier bittersweet finish. True to style and enjoyable.