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Black Racer - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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88
very good

481 Ratings
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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 17
Gots: 14 | 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:
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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litheum94

California

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-16-2011 17:38:29 | More by litheum94
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mxchap

California

5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-17-2013 17:50:23 | More by mxchap
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Texas

5/5  rDev +27.6%

10-24-2013 16:11:30 | More by MaddDogg84
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

04-07-2013 18:47:58 | More by cclark67789
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Montana

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

05-12-2014 16:23:42 | More by neckbeered
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GClarkage

California

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

07-04-2014 15:42:37 | More by GClarkage
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

06-27-2014 14:28:23 | More by sammyg832
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

05-31-2013 19:57:13 | More by GaryMarkle84
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BierJager89

California

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
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

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
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dwren89

Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +17.3%

IPA

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.

4.5/5

08-10-2013 01:14:56 | More by dwren89
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

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
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Maryland

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Black Racer from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.