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Totem Pale - Black Raven Brewing Co.

Totem Pale
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85
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%


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 blackc5:
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blackc5

Washington

3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a rich amber in color with a short offwhite head. Short retention but moderate lacing. Darker than most pales.

S - Lightly toasted bread and floral and herbal hops. Fairly hoppy overall.

T - Despite the color, fairly standard in flavor for a pale. Biscuity malts and a good amount of hops make for a nice overall balance.

M - Medium bodied with average carbonation. Just a bit of resin on the tongue from the hops.

D - Despite its flaws, it is still very pleasant and drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2010 20:45:44 | More by blackc5
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distantmantra

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-13-2014 16:35:59 | More by distantmantra
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-30-2014 01:31:31 | More by mdaschaf
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DOCRW

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

01-25-2014 04:09:27 | More by DOCRW
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draheim

Washington

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2013 03:39:26 | More by draheim
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CaptainQ

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-05-2013 00:15:22 | More by CaptainQ
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bifrost17

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-03-2013 14:33:47 | More by bifrost17
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TwoTrees

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-30-2013 19:22:25 | More by TwoTrees
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tastymug

Washington

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-30-2013 18:01:37 | More by tastymug
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-28-2013 14:27:14 | More by leedorham
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-10-2013 05:06:49 | More by CoryR
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BigE90

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-05-2013 19:35:35 | More by BigE90
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-01-2013 04:43:22 | More by NickThePyro
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seahops

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-22-2013 19:47:10 | More by seahops
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-19-2013 16:10:14 | More by irishgreensoda
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adkieffer

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-05-2012 22:30:00 | More by adkieffer
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dionito

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-26-2012 01:20:09 | More by dionito
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benbjb

Washington

5/5  rDev +32.3%

09-17-2012 02:25:37 | More by benbjb
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evilkorova

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-07-2012 03:07:30 | More by evilkorova
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-24-2012 04:48:02 | More by jmccraney
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mfavoino

Washington

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright orange with a nice head that provided sticky lacing.

Smell: Light citrus hop scent with some bready malts as well. Nothing overpowering.

Taste: Straightforward pale with bready malts and enough citrus hops to make me notice. Soft bitterness on the finish without much lingering flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with average carbonation.

Overall: Nothing jumped out at me, but this is a straightforward pale that I'd be happy to drink again as a predictable and drinkable pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2012 03:28:02 | More by mfavoino
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punkhim

Washington

3/5  rDev -20.6%

03-21-2012 21:48:02 | More by punkhim
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dankness3

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +19%

03-18-2012 15:27:57 | More by dankness3
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dirtylou

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 00:27:11 | More by dirtylou
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