The Raver - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75
Thanks to dogdoc for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Westbrook pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy gold, with a thin white head and fairly low visible carbonation.
S: Grassy and floral hops, malt aroma of white bread, and a light yeasty fruitiness.
T: Grassy, citrus and pine resin hops, Belgian yeast esters (banana, pear, and mild bubble gum), and cracker malts. Moderately bitter in the hang, with noticeable yeasty esters lingering as well.
M: Light body, moderate carbonation sensation, and a low alcohol presence.
O: Not an outstanding beer, but not offensive in any way. Belgian IPAs involve flavors that I just don't think play well together, and this is no exception to that generalization. Glad to have tried it, but I wouldn't go out of my way for a second pour.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 17:19:07 | More by macrosmatic
3.7/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Thanks to BA Shilt for the bomber in our recent exchange. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears a hazed copper with a rich frothy off-white cap a finger strong that slowly fades leaving a spotty pattern over the glass. Around the edges, the brew shows lighter yellowish clarity.
Aroma is full on citrus notes slightly fruity and floral. Grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange...all zesty and juicy smelling with a hint of grass, herbs and pine. Only as the brew warns up does it start to show a mild alcohol inclusion.
The flavor is bitter with pulp and zesty notes. A bit of rind and oily coriander/lemon/lime feel. Somewhat like orange along with grass, herbs and pine. As it warms up, it has almist a perfune sort of solvent alcohol feel. I dont get the "belgian" component/yeast in this which is sometimes spicy and clashing with the hops.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. The concept of a white ipa is still perplexing to me. You sorta get the feel of a corainder spiked wheat beer hiding under a well hopped wheat based ipa. I think it worked well and I would drink this again if given the opportunity.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2013 15:05:05 | More by stakem
The Raver from Westbrook Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.