1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Beaktweaker Citrus IPA - Black Raven Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Beaktweaker Citrus IPABeaktweaker Citrus IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 79
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 6
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Port_Seat
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Port_Seat, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Kevlee722
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Kevlee722, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of magictacosinus
3.95/5  rDev 0%

magictacosinus, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of SamuelR
4/5  rDev +1.3%

SamuelR, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Ballington_Brewer
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Ballington_Brewer, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

mdaschaf, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of Jchanes
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Jchanes, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of BCross
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

BCross, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%

Rochefort10nh, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of hreb
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

hreb, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Seattle_Suds
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Seattle_Suds, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of benloho
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

benloho, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of blackpoolmatt
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

blackpoolmatt, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Zekelhansen
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Zekelhansen, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Kyle_bro
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Kyle_bro, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Pwbres
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Pwbres, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -24.1%

sharpski, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of davegray
4/5  rDev +1.3%

davegray, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of sanford_and_son
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

sanford_and_son, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

johnnyboy76, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of irishgreensoda
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

irishgreensoda, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of DaveRinn
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

DaveRinn, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Dylanjf
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Dylanjf, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of powdersoldier
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

powdersoldier, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.16/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

mactrail, Apr 17, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Beaktweaker Citrus IPA from Black Raven Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.