Bear Republic Black Racer
Bear Republic Black RacerRated 3.457 by BeerPals
Brewed by Bear Republic Brewing CompanyHealdsburg, CA, United States
Style: American Black Ale
8.1% Alcohol by Volume
75 International Bittering Units
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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 AleID: 53415 Last updated 9 years ago Added to database 9 years ago
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4 Member Reviews
GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
rated 3.8 8 years ago
Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8
Very nice. Roasted malts and hops blended well. Chocolate, cocoa some coffee, floral and pine. Smooth. Love the aftertaste. If you like the style it's good to try but I don't think it's a standout.
JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
rated 3.7 9 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7
Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, burnt cocoa, and subdued hop aromas. Taste is much the same with char and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
BEAV 1788 reviews
rated 3.5 9 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a big creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is roasted chocolate malts with some rye notes.
The flavor is some sweet chocolate malts with a lot of acidic roast bitterness with some pine. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, a decent black IPA.
SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
rated 4.2 9 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8
Pretty much exactly what I expected/hoped for from this brew. Like all the other "Racer" IPAs. pungent hops, both pine and citrus, ample bitterness...and a light but distinct roasted malt, coffee abd coca character. At no point do you realize you are drinking an imperial strength brew. I don't think this will have a long shelf life, but very good fresh. Finishes bitter and dry.