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Totem Pale - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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Totem Pale
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 09-13-2009)
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Reviews by ScreamForMe:
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ScreamForMe

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%

I've had almost every beer at Black Raven. I had this one back in the late Spring. I also had a variation called Low Man On The Totem Pole/Pale.

The regular pale is not my style of beer but I found it a solid brew. I think the recipe could use some tweaking (maybe Beaux already has) to push up the hop profile a bit.

I'd recommend the variation if you can get it. Added flavors that slip my mind right now add to a more complex and flavorful brew.

10-17-2009 04:24:19 | More by ScreamForMe
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Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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dirtylou

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

imperial pint, bravehorse tavern

appearance: glowing amber body, 1/3" off-white cap with nice retention

smell: biscuity malts, grassy green hops, toasted grain

taste: a nice choice to pair with a fantastic burger that melted in my mouth (and hands)...toasted grain, bready, light citrus, fresh grassy hops. A solid pale - easy drinking and well balanced

mouthfeel: medium-light body, light bitterness

overall: solid

02-20-2012 00:27:11 | More by dirtylou
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Washington

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -9.3%

On tap at The Beer Authority on 6.18.13

A - Served a surprisingly dark, hazy orange with a small tan head that mostly was just clinging to the glass.

S - Bitter hopes, sweet bready malts, a touch of grass and citrus.

T - Bitter grass, orange peel, caramel, sweet malts.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Not really impressed, Pretty malty and dark for a pale.

06-19-2013 14:11:54 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Washington

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%

On tap into an American pint glass @ the Hi-Life, Ballard, Seattle. Pours a clear coppery amber w/ a minimal head.

Aroma is floral NW hops and some nice citrus notes.

Taste is fruity and bready malt, floral and citrusy hops. Some nice grassy notes. Almost like a hoppy Märzen. Finishes moderately bitter and crisp.

Mouthfeel is soft, very drinkable.

Overall a really nice, well-rounded APA. Would buy this regularly.

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Washington

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On draught at the Collins Pub, Totem Pale is a copper tinged orange with an off-white head that leaves pretty nice lace.

Smell is mostly bready malt, some bright citrus hops.

Taste is similar, plenty of malt, but the lime notes from the hops add some depth. Not bad by any stretch, just pretty generic. The definition of average.

Mouthfeel is semi-dry, medium light bodied.

Drinkability is okay, a decent pale ale, but forgettable.

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Totem Pale from Black Raven Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.