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Trickster IPA - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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Trickster IPATrickster IPA

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167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 14
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beertunes on 06-16-2009

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Ratings: 167 | Reviews: 32
Photo of mageek52
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent IPA from the Pacific Northwest. Very well balanced clear through the finish.

Photo of lazy8
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap in a chilled pint glass. Excellent IPA. Medium body, copper color with a pine and grapefruit nose. Taste of citrus and tropical fruit with a peppery aftertaste. This is my type of IPA. Wish it was available in LA.

Photo of mssechrest
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ninaturner
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMESSER88
3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tubatea
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good but not my favorite. The nose was pretty good, but I didn't get a ton of fruit in the taste.

Photo of Farnswurth
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fly4awhiteguy
4.88/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of danieelol
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to jae, this was a great extra

Pours a nice browned mango with excellent head and lacing

Nose is tropical- get lots of paw paw and mango. Also a bit of a metallic, ashen quality which I have had from hops such as Galaxy before and isn't necessarily unpleasant. There's a bit of a funky slightly fruit pulpy quality to it. Nice: fresh and tropical without being too much. Also citrus coming out a bit later. Great nose.

Taste continues the nose with more tropical fruits with a nice citrus element alongside.

In terms of mouthfeel, this is a single IPA and is well poised in that category. Has the bitterness there but it doesn't hang around, instead giving way to a nice slightly watery, not too thick body and ends up being nicely drinkable as a result.

A solid and well-rounded IPA which retains interest without being overbearing.

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PBoegel
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nicely balanced, excellent orange Cooper color, Crystal clear. Bright citrus and pink grapefruit juice aromas and flavor. Solid bitterness in finish.

Photo of Taybeh
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a tulip from a 22 oz. bomber muled from Seattle (thanks Sister!)

A: 2-3 finger head that sticks around for quite a while; amber with some depth of color and slightly hazy
S: crystal and rich german malts; hops are a nice combination...some pine, some kind of heavier and slightly dank citrus.
T: follows the nose; substantial malty backbone balancing the nice piney and slightly citric hops. A little extra bittersweet spicy kick at the end. Nothing too fancy, but it got better and better as I went...kind of an old school IPA to me, but done very well and very satisfying.
M: medium carbonation, nice full body, dry on the end

Overall: Good. Looking forward to trying more from these guys.

Photo of cfh64
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boozecamel
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bnoise11
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MdMcBee
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of florisj135
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I give this beer a 3.

Photo of AndyCowles75
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwenzel019
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dipso123
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yancot
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Trickster IPA from Black Raven Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.