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Brewed By: Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Number of Ratings: 106

Style: American Black IPA

Brewed In: 345 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA 95448, USA

ABV: 8.1%

IBU: 75

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Black Racer

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Tasting Notes

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mlinsey profile picturemlinsey - February 18, 2014
An IPA for people who are wary of IPAs.
brewbaker profile picturebrewbaker - January 18, 2014
Wow. That is quite a black IPA. Nice balance in the hops and malt.
cmp8254 profile picturecmp8254 - November 28, 2013
Nice hoppy/bitter beer. Although called an IPA, taste more like a bitter porter or stout. Should not have the racer 5 label to avoid confusing this with the racer 5 IPA.
zomerhouse profile picturezomerhouse - November 13, 2013
Pours dark and smooth like a stout. Nose like a strong stout. Nice roasted malt up front with a hoppy finish. Not as citrusy sweet as regular Racer 5, but a solid example of a black IPA. More like a lighter stout, though.
iamnotmad profile pictureiamnotmad - September 6, 2013
I like the ack Cannon better.
dlitolff profile picturedlitolff - August 25, 2013
Very good beer with roasted taste, smooth finish. More like a light stout. Only thing that separates this one from the best black IPAs is lack of a strong hop bite in the end. Still very good. Bottle, Aug 2013.
hammer profile picturehammer - July 5, 2013
Good malt up front with a hoppy finish. Not as citrusy sweet as the Racer 5 but an excellent example of a black ipa.
Spiker14 profile pictureSpiker14 - June 12, 2013
Bear Republic once again puts out a solid beer. Just what I expected from a black IPA. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
Higgsyboy profile pictureHiggsyboy - April 30, 2013
Pours a nice dark colour, clean head, but a bit light/thin given how it pours and it's 75IBU. More resemblant of an ale than an IPA