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Wisdom Seeker - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

119 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 35
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: boogyman on 11-25-2009)
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-09-2014 19:54:06 | More by lakersfan16
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chossboss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

07-04-2014 22:55:28 | More by chossboss
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

07-04-2014 06:40:12 | More by tobelerone
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mplsbeerguy

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-26-2014 03:49:19 | More by mplsbeerguy
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SweetChicken

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-22-2014 23:37:23 | More by SweetChicken
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irishgreensoda

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-16-2014 21:00:29 | More by irishgreensoda
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

06-13-2014 23:32:42 | More by markgugs
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Birdlegs

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-06-2014 06:10:45 | More by Birdlegs
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jcugafsu

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

06-05-2014 02:39:23 | More by jcugafsu
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drunkciclista

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-01-2014 03:41:31 | More by drunkciclista
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-01-2014 01:51:42 | More by thatoneguymike
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lochef81

Michigan

3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up as a wild card in a recent west coast buy. It pours a golden amber color with a decent white head that leaves little lacing. The aroma is a nice west coast hop aroma. Notes of pineapple, red grapefruit, and pine are prevalent. There's also a very generous amount of malt present in the nose. The mouthfeel is medium to full and sticky. I feel like it could actually use just a touch more carbonation. Flavor is a nicely balanced blend of bitter hops and sweet malt. Its good, just a little sweeter than I like my dipas. Glad I tried it but not one I'd go out of my way to get.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 06:08:53 | More by lochef81
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1424IpA

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-31-2014 05:45:30 | More by 1424IpA
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-31-2014 00:57:16 | More by pmarlowe
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dipso123

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-30-2014 03:58:39 | More by dipso123
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.19/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to rudzud for giving me this bottle to try.

Pours a nice creamy 1 finger head that fades at a med to slower pace, nice soapy lacing, long rings of lacing, semi hazy but mostly clear honey golden color.

Nose is a mix, some nice hops and some not so nice, starts with a little citrus and tropical notes, little juicy tangerine and papaya like, but that quickly gives way to the bad, some rancid hop oils, lots of hop oils and resin, some piney earthy and a little musty cat piss, lots of forest floor pine and herbal tea like hops. Under that is a little candy malt note, little sweetness.

Taste is also sweet, candy malts come right out, little syrupy and some candy sugar, even a touch of a maple syrupy like note but not really a mapley flavor. With that is a touch of booze warmth, and some phenolic notes. But the real player is the hops again, big earthy herbal hops, again that cooked vegetable like note and rancid hop oils, quite an unpleasant hop chracter I think, with some chewy spicy like hops, forest floor pine and earthiness, like chewing on the moss and pine needles, mushrooms, etc, on the floor. Quite bitter overall, that even brings a little briny taste, and booze with some esters. Finish is sticky sweet, more booze warming through with a little ester, lots more hops with chewy herbal forest floor flavors and cooked hop oils.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, decent but lighter carb, mild warming booze, little sticky sweetness.

Overall not good, malts are OK, booze is OK, but the hops are just bad I think, it's like you take the worst profiles of most hops and throw them together in this beer. The initial quick attempt at citrus was so quickly smashed I almost forgot I even got it in the first place.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 01:14:19 | More by jlindros
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Asics

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-23-2014 09:23:48 | More by Asics
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear golden straw hue with a two finger rocky white head that faded to leave light side lacing and a thin blanket. Possibly the clearest DIPA I've seen.

S - Aromas of softer malts and hops, faint herbal tea notes, light caramel, candi, pine.

T - Taste is quite bitter / astringent. Pine is there, same with grapefruit pith. The bitterness is almost clashingly so, and I think it makes the alcohol stand out more. Definitely feel the ABV,
light caramel malt, faintly sweet, herbal hops. Really bitter finish.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit lower carbonated, really does not help to hide the alcohol.

O - Overall, this one threw me for a loop. Was expecting something really stellar but yeah, the alcohol was a bit much.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 23:23:51 | More by rudzud
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FalconOne

Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am very grateful to my lovely wife for bringing back four bottles of this excellent DIPA from Black Raven Brewing Company, from her was on a business trip to Seattle last week. The aroma is truly outstanding and the taste is what one would expect from a remarkable West Coast DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 02:32:59 | More by FalconOne
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JandJMD

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-15-2014 23:25:02 | More by JandJMD
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woodenbones

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-11-2014 08:40:38 | More by woodenbones
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cherche

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-10-2014 23:46:41 | More by cherche
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Metaltildeath

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-08-2014 16:53:36 | More by Metaltildeath
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powdersoldier

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-04-2014 15:59:05 | More by powdersoldier
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fthegiants

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-02-2014 22:49:53 | More by fthegiants
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Wisdom Seeker from Black Raven Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.