Bear Republic Black Racer IPA

| March 29, 2013 | Comments (3)

Bear Republic Black Racer IPAFrom Bear Republic – Black Racer™ is an aggressively hopped ale brewed to a style pioneered in the Pacific Northwest known as Cascadian IPA or Black IPA. Hoppy and dark, with low roastiness.

Bear Republic Brewing – Bear Republic Black Racer IPA – 22 oz. bottle poured into an Imperial Pint glass. 8.1% abv.

Appearance:  Pours near black with a beige frothy cap of head.

Aroma:  Light roasted dark malt and a  bit of citrusy dry hops.

Taste:  Candied orange followed by piny hop bitterness. A little bit of roast on the back end. Finishes with medium duration.

Mouthfeel:  Unusalky silky. Black patent malt or oats maybe? Active, almost creamy carbonation.

Overall:  Typically, my benchmark for Black IPAs is Stone SSR or Deschutes Hop in The Dark.  This beer is nothing like either, but more importantly it’s better than the other 97% of the Black IPAs on the market.  Great flavor profile with minimal roast, and a remarkable mouthfeel.  Could be more dank in the nose, but still a great balanced hoppy black ale.

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3 Responses to “Bear Republic Black Racer IPA”

  1. Jim #

    That’s because Wookie Jack is a rye IPA……dummies!!

    April 2, 2013 at 4:13 pm
  2. larry #

    Wookey Jack blows this guy outta the water. Best black IPA I have ever had.

    March 31, 2013 at 2:11 pm
  3. Shane #

    It doesn’t hold a candle light next to Wookey Jack by Firestone Walker!

    March 30, 2013 at 4:31 pm

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