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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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benbjb

Washington

5/5  rDev +33.3%

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

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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

New York

4.58/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

on tap at brouwers..after my dream of a glass of supplication was dashed, I searched elsewhere for salvation and found it in this lovely beer. Pours dark gold, a bit hazy, rips lace onto the glass as it goes down the pint. slight sweet malt aroma but the hops really shine, some serious citrus and floral hops, really spectacular hoppy pale aroma. the flavor is very similar, solid bitterness upwards of 50 ibus methinks and strong citrus hop taste with a floral and sweet malt finish. probably my favorite pale outside of the alpha king. good work, gentlemen

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2011 21:47:36 | More by dragonWhale
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dankness3

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +20%

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

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured an orange-amber into a pint glass with a finger of off-white head. Nice pine- and grass-dominated aroma with some lighter notes of grapefruit and a hint of caramel.

Moderate carbonation and a creamy, full mouthfeel. Grapefruit up front with bready caramel and plenty of pine, lemon, and grass on the finish.

I actually enjoyed this more than Black Raven's double IPA. It had almost all of the hop bite with less of the sweetness. Tons of flavor and so, so drinkable. A top-notch hoppy pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2011 21:38:37 | More by grittybrews
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BigE90

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-28-2013 14:27:14 | More by leedorham
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beefandbean22

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-19-2011 03:07:51 | More by beefandbean22
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-11-2011 06:51:51 | More by twelveinches
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a yellowish color with good carbontation and a nice white head.

S: Nose is hops and plenty of it. Grassy and green.

T: American pale ale for sure. Plenty of hops, grassy, floral and finishes bitter

M: Lighter bodied but with plenty of hops, tasty and down right good

D; Good beer but with the other exceptional brews here I can see it being overlooked

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2010 00:45:09 | More by barleywinefiend
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draheim

Washington

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
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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dirtylou

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
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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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-29-2014 17:49:59 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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CaptainQ

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Washington

3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
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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blackc5

Washington

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
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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RedDiamond

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sensuous tawny color with refined clarity, vigorous carbonation, and a soft, soapy head plastering lace across the glass. The hop aroma is herbaceous and green with a slight nod of something swampy. Summit hops contribute a similarly green, leafy hop flavor that leans towards IPA territory. The body is quaffable with a marginal tannic strain.

A good drinker, but grassy and brusque.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2009 04:47:48 | More by RedDiamond
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Totem Pale from Black Raven Brewing Co.
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