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Nothing But Flowers - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 02-09-2014)
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Port_Seat, Thursday at 06:27 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Doodamis-Maximus, Aug 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

mpalestino, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of hreb
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle served in pint glass. The label promises a drinkable, low-intensity vehicle for hop aroma, and based on the promise of 4.9% ABV, I'm hopeful these folks actually understand the meaning of the word "session" (even if it is only offered in 22s). Beer pours pale yellow with an ample white head. Aroma is mild and fresh, delivering the promised floral hop aroma with a hint of citrus. Flavor is similarly mild, though some non-bitter hops really come through on the palate. Carbonation level is low enough to match the style (bottled session ale, that is), and there's just enough of a kick of uncaramelized barley to bring some dimension to the flavor. Overall I'd say this beer delivers on its promises, and offers some great, if unsurprising, hop flavor.

hreb, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-golden color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-citrus, slight tropical fruit, pine, light floral, malt

T-bready malt, citrus, hint of caramel, slight tropical fruit, pine, floral, moderate bitter finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-nice flavor and easy drinking session ale, should make this a regular

MDDMD, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a touch of haze and a pretty strong effervescence. Head pours a finger of frothy white foam with OK retention.

Smell: sweet malt with some citrusy character. Not bad, but not terribly complex.

Taste: very slightly caramelly malt with citrusy, herbal and earthy hop character. There's a moderate bitterness here which is balanced with the light maltiness. Pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel: light body with a big carbonation and a very surprising creaminess. I'm a big fan!

Overall: this beer is not overly complex, but it is eminently quaffable on a heat-wave day like today.

flagmantho, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

twelveinches, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of draheim
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into a tulip. Pours a clear straw color w/ a loose, frothy white head, some patchy lace.

Aroma is hoppy and floral, a little citrusy.

Taste is pale, neutral, biscuity malt and spicy, floral, citrusy PNW hops. Crisp, clean and straightforward.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. More body than I expected from such a low ABV beer. Finishes clean and crisp.

Overall a very nice, drinkable summer ale.

draheim, Jun 26, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with active carbonation. Two finger white head dissipates quickly to a thick cap with good retention and slippery lacing. Aroma of light bready and biscuit malt, mild citrus and floral hops (as advertised), a bit of berry juice. Flavor follows with light to medium biscuit malt, interesting hop flavors spanning citrus, mild pine with floral elements, orange family citrus and hints of tropical fruit.Finishes with a lingering floral citrus hop bitterness. Surprisingly full, nearly creamy body, nice mouth feel. I'm still not sold on session IPAs; I really think a somewhat higher ABV really allows the hops to shine, but this is quite tasty and well balanced. The initial taste seems thin, but flavor development is good and the finish is satisfyingly flavorful. It still reminds me how much more awesome Birdserker was. Maybe I'm spoiled for lighter IPAs now. Despite that, this is one of the better session IPAs I've had, nicely done.

LiquidAmber, Jun 25, 2014
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Nothing But Flowers from Black Raven Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.