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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

79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
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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DOCRW, Jan 25, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine two finger, slightly off-white head with great retention and massive lacing. Nice aroma of piney, somewhat herbal hops, orange and lemon, light sweet malt. Flavor is very refreshing and lemony. Orange, lemon, grapefruit fruit and rind, an intense pine flavor like biting into a pine needle, light sweet malt; finishes with lemon and piney hops. Medium creamy bodied. I've used "piney hops" in reviews many times, but this was remarkable. Unusually fresh juice citrus too. I'm in awe, this is excellent and now in my top 5 IPAs of all time despite having a modest malt component to the flavor. Unique and tasty.

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4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle (bottled 6/5/2013) into a tulip. Pours a crystal-clear straw color w/ a nice 1-finger head, lively carbonation.

Aroma is big fresh grapefruit and pine. Juicy and tropical, resinous, clean. Reminds me quite a lot of Pliny. Not bad at all for a 3-month-old IPA.

Taste follows nose. Lots of citrus and pine with just enough clean pale malt to hold it together. Grapefruit rind and lemon peel, with just a little rye spice. Crisp, refreshing, and drinkable. Again, reminds me of Pliny. I'm not finding many flaws with this, style-wise. Nice bitterness without being over the top. Good balance.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and thirst-quenching with a pretty dry finish. Something about the yeast strain gives this a nice soft mouthfeel, similar to AleSmith IPA.

Overall a very good IPA that I'd buy regularly if I could. Not sure why I didn't have very high expectations of this one, but whatever expectations I did have were shattered. Well done, Black Raven.

draheim, Sep 06, 2013
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Photo of distantmantra
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Latona Pub in Seattle, WA. August 18th, 2011.

A: The beer pours a deep orange color with a hint of amber. A nice thick head of foam formed initially before breaking down into a thin cap covering the surface of the beer.

S: There is a wonderful aroma of grapefruit, orange peel and lemon with strong pine notes and a hint of rye floating around in the background.

T: There is an initial hit of the citrus fruits in this beer (orange, lemon and grapefruit) which is followed by the bitter pine of the hops. As this beer was brewed with rye, you can really taste alongside the pine notes at the end.

M: Medium carbonation and a very nice, slightly oily mouth feel. The alcohol was well masked.

O: I've been to Black Raven once, and we had to leave before trying any of their beers. I encountered their Iron Brewer contribution at Beveridge during Seattle Beer Week, but that wasn't probably the best way to be introduced to them. This was a great way, though. Really nice summer IPA, I hope they end up making this again.

distantmantra, Aug 19, 2011
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4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber, split, hilliards can-pint

Pale straw-urine body, nice frothy white head. Smells of fresh citrus peel, lemon zest, lime, grapefruit. Tastes a bit "herbal" in the 502 Initiative sense - lemon zest, loads of citrus, tangerine, lime leaf. Nice stuff - would drink this a lot if regularly available.

dirtylou, Feb 04, 2013
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Beaktweaker Citrus IPA from Black Raven Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.