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Trickster IPA - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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Trickster IPATrickster IPA

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BA SCORE
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158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 13
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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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

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of nicole309
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of wils1705
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of woemad
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle purchased at 99 Bottles in Federal Way, Washington, for $5. No obvious freshness date, but the guy at 99 Bottles said it’s only recently begun to be bottled, so age should (hopefully) not be an issue.

Poured into a Budge Bros. pint glass, this was a slightly chill-hazed copper-amber color, with a creamy, beige head that dropped down after a few minutes but not before leaving a sticky band of lace around the sides of the glass.

Piney, peppery and grapefruity in the nose, in that order.

Similar to the aroma, that taste was of piney, spicy, citrusy hop flavors, with a minor, mineralish taste midway through. Finishes on a bone-dry note.

Medium bodied, with a drier mouthfeel than most IPAs.

I don’t get the hype. Don’t get me wrong – it’s good., but the build up this has gotten from west-side BAs seems overdone. Maybe it’s just an off-bottle, possible since they’ve only recently begun bottling. I’ll give it another shot next time I see it, and will hopefully be able to have it on tap at some point.

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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

Photo of acurtis
3.35/5  rDev -18.1%

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Trickster IPA from Black Raven Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.