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Black Racer - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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88
very good

494 Ratings
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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 16
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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

(Beer added by: avaldivia on 07-27-2011)
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Poured from a bottle into a large mug.

A: It pours a murky, dark brown (almost black color) with a short tan head that lasts for a few minutes before evaporating to a thin tan layer, leaving small patches of lace.

S: Has quite an aroma too it, I can smell it without having to bring my nose down. Floral tones predominate, as I would expect from the style.

T/M: Initially, it comes off to me as sweet, like mollasses and brown sugar. It's full bodied, rich and fairly carbonated. It finishes sweet, somewhat syrupy, but has a good follow through bitterness kick from the hops, although it's mild.

O: Quite a unique beer to me. I don't think I've had a black ale that was also an IPA, though I'm not really a fan of the latter. Nonetheless, this was quite an enjoyable beer, it was well balanced and robust. I'd have it again and I'd recommend.

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Black Racer from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.