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Beaktweaker Citrus IPA - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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Beaktweaker Citrus IPABeaktweaker Citrus IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: distantmantra on 08-19-2011)
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

08-27-2014 22:14:06 | More by Jchanes
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BCross

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-23-2014 17:02:56 | More by BCross
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev +3%

08-17-2014 00:31:51 | More by Rochefort10nh
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hreb

Washington

3.56/5  rDev -10.1%

22oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer is hazy yellow in color and carries a large white head. Smells like the inside of the hop freezer at your local homebrew store on brew day -- fresh! Green and grassy. Flavor starts out mild but a couple of distinctive bitter notes pick up in the middle of the palate and linger there for a while. First I notice lemon peel. BITTER lemon peel. Not much fruit juice here. And second an intense, grainy, rye flavor. I would guess this is an 80 IBU beer, and with very little residual sugar to balance it out (their website claims 77. WYD?)

The good news is that unlike many Washington IPAs the hop character in this beer is pretty interesting, not merely a Cascade bomb. The bad news is that this beer is as bitter and unbalanced as any of them. For me, not my favorite.

08-03-2014 01:09:31 | More by hreb
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-01-2014 02:23:49 | More by Seattle_Suds
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benloho

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-28-2014 19:40:02 | More by benloho
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blackpoolmatt

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-25-2014 00:48:38 | More by blackpoolmatt
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Zekelhansen


3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-19-2014 00:55:48 | More by Zekelhansen
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Kyle_bro

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-18-2014 21:24:20 | More by Kyle_bro
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Pwbres

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-18-2014 03:41:53 | More by Pwbres
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-18-2014 02:57:10 | More by sharpski
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davegray

California

4/5  rDev +1%

07-16-2014 02:29:14 | More by davegray
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sanford_and_son

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-15-2014 17:24:18 | More by sanford_and_son
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-12-2014 02:17:16 | More by johnnyboy76
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irishgreensoda

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-16-2014 21:01:25 | More by irishgreensoda
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DaveRinn

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-08-2014 03:54:45 | More by DaveRinn
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Dylanjf

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

04-22-2014 03:31:18 | More by Dylanjf
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powdersoldier

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-18-2014 14:50:39 | More by powdersoldier
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mactrail

Washington

3.16/5  rDev -20.2%

Clear golden amber in the wine glass. A quick flash of bubbles and a wispy mustache of foam. Strange musty odor, though eventually some citrus oils emerge. Prickly carbonation plus the acidic and rather hot mouthfeel.

The malt is pretty faint and doesn't make much of an impression. Just a slight sweetness and maybe a crackery sensation. The first taste is indeed rosemary. That's when I looked at the label to see this is actually brewed with citrus. The aftertaste is an intruiguing lime peel taste with a hint of citron. The rye does add a llittle spiciness which accentuates the hot peel and pith on the lips

This is an interesting reach into flavors that may not be very suited to beers. I blame Stone for their grapefruit concoction. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at QFC Market off East 45th St. in Seattle.

04-17-2014 06:19:33 | More by mactrail
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-10-2014 21:57:31 | More by HoppySeb
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sukwonee

Washington

3/5  rDev -24.2%

03-30-2014 22:11:38 | More by sukwonee
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cherche

Washington

2.39/5  rDev -39.6%

22 oz bottle poured into stemless wine glass - bottle dated Feb 18 2014

A: golden, slightly hazy appearance. small, cotton white head. not much retention.

S: butter??? i am getting a buttery smell with minor notes of citrus and hops...strange.

T: okay, this is going to sound crazy but i am getting a rosemary, olive oil taste with that buttery taste I was smelling, almost like what i would taste with a lavash bread at a fancy restaurant...i guess you could call the rosemary taste piney but very unique and not like other ipas i have had that i would describe as piney.

M: heavier mouthfeel than the color or style would imply but in line with a beer that has strong butter smell/taste. pretty heavy.

O: not at all what i was expecting...love black raven's trickster IPA and I generally enjoy IPAs with lots of citrus so i had very high hopes for this one...didnt meet those expectations and was just an odd beer all around. might have to try another time to see if i just got a bad bottle but definitely not going to make this a regular in my IPA lineup.

03-29-2014 02:09:24 | More by cherche
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Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

03-24-2014 20:43:57 | More by LumpkinBrews
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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-12-2014 05:12:30 | More by CaptainQ
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-10-2014 13:03:39 | More by Metaltildeath
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Beaktweaker Citrus IPA from Black Raven Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.