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Black Racer - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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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4.21/5  rDev +7.4%

I'm definitely a fan of the Bear Republic beers, particularly their IPA's.

I really do like the concept of a dark, roasty, IPA-like beer, where one can really taste the hops.

Well done.

Had it at the Grill Next Door (Haverhill MA) as part of a flight.

Would definitely order again.

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Indiana

2.14/5  rDev -45.4%

It's dark brown, almost black and the head sort of resembles an IPA. A tan, meringue-like head that looks like a cross between a bad IPA and a creamy stout. I assume that's the idea.

Almost completely devoid of smell. I stuck my nose into the drink and only then did I pick up anything. Mostly pine, literally nothing else is there.

I've tried and tried black IPAs and I just don't get it. Not sure if it's an acquired taste, but similar to a kriek, it totally misses the boat for me. It's like two competing flavors that work well individually, but are complete disasters when put together. Some pine and some malt. They just don't work.

Some resiny pine and some char. They provide a bitterness, but not in a good way.

I give up on the style. I can't get used to it. It just doesn't work.

05-10-2014 02:02:53 | More by RickS95
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Black Racer from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.