Black Racer - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.68/5 rDev +19.4%
A: Black with a creamy light brown head.
S: Citrus, some lemon, but mostly orange in the nose and a bit of grass and pine.
T: Roasted malt, orange, some other citric and floral notes as well. A touch of vanilla.
M: Medium bodied and smooth enough, especially for the style.
O: The Black IPA/Black ale, whatever you want to call it, is my favorite style of hoppy beer. An excellent example of the style. I've never had a hoppy beer I like more than this one. That said, I had this on tap at the brewery, from the batches they were going to send to the great american beer festival.
01-17-2014 00:26:27 | More by BierJager89
4.61/5 rDev +17.6%
A: Dark brown to black, but with some opacity when held up to light. Full finger of head and some lacing on the glass.
S: Hoppy, yet malty.
T: Crisp hops up front give way to a full malt flavor towards the back. Mocha flavoring comes through nicely. Well balanced and very enjoyable.
M: Generous hopping keep it somewhat lighter but this is still a very full bodied beer.
O: Really nice and hope to see this one more.
05-13-2013 22:45:11 | More by Oakenator
4.6/5 rDev +17.3%
Appearance: jet black with tan foamy, slightly creamy head, opaque
Aroma: dark roastiness with prevalent citrus aroma, slight earthy tones, some sugary sweetness as well
Taste: dark and roasty with citrus balancing notes, strong roasty finish with slight burnt/bitter notes from roasted barley and hop buttering together.
Mouthfeel: more IPA like than stout like mouthfeel, but some perceived fullness from roasted barley. Medium carbonation
Overall: Fantastic beer. I really enjoyed the polar opposite elements of citrus and roastiness coming together to balance each other and make for a thought provoking and beguiling beer.
08-10-2013 01:14:56 | More by dwren89
4.5/5 rDev +14.8%
On-tap served in a pint glass
A - Black with a slight ruby tint, with a 1.5 finger ecru head with excellent lacing and good head retention.
S - Big hoppy citrus notes of grapefruit and orange with a lot of pine and some malts and toasted oats. Very nice.
T - Follows the nose, excellent flavor with chocolate and roasted coffee but a lot of hops. I really like this.
M - Full body, moderate carbonation.
T - One of the best at this brewery!!!!
Had it again at the first ABS meeting (second season) bottled, man this beer is awesome. I can tell my palate continues to evolve, I love this one even more the second time around.
07-15-2013 15:39:40 | More by williamjbauer
Black Racer from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.