Black Racer - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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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.
Had it at the Grill Next Door (Haverhill MA) as part of a flight.
Would definitely order again.
05-27-2014 23:18:51 | More by KarlosT
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
Black Racer from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.