Totem Pale - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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Totem Pale
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85
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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:
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(Beer added by: beertunes on 09-13-2009)
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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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

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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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.

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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.

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Totem Pale from Black Raven Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.