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The Raver - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 6.44%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Grab your glowsticks and rave your balls off with us in celebration of our good friends' James and Veronica's impending nuptials. The recipe for this White IPA was developed by raverjames himself and brewed with copious amounts of fresh citrus peel zested by Veronica & Company. Yep.

(Beer added by: MacQ32 on 05-11-2013)
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macrosmatic

Florida

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
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hopkrid

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-16-2014 04:37:25 | More by hopkrid
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andysc83

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

01-23-2014 13:47:26 | More by andysc83
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

01-02-2014 01:19:04 | More by Dave_Treat
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BeerGod27

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-13-2013 20:07:27 | More by BeerGod27
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LancetherealLeader

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

10-20-2013 00:14:01 | More by LancetherealLeader
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Mattybz28

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

10-14-2013 02:31:45 | More by Mattybz28
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-22-2013 20:56:43 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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md655321

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-22-2013 14:05:23 | More by md655321
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-16-2013 15:16:20 | More by ncaudle
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cw577enfield

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-13-2013 23:43:31 | More by cw577enfield
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

08-13-2013 04:03:57 | More by egrace84
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

08-08-2013 04:37:03 | More by KVNBGRY
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

08-08-2013 00:27:17 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

08-08-2013 00:21:19 | More by kylehay2004
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-08-2013 00:20:24 | More by Lovely85
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jfstilling

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

08-02-2013 01:00:09 | More by jfstilling
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stakem

Pennsylvania

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
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-30-2013 17:35:32 | More by beernads
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shiggins22

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-17-2013 19:48:10 | More by shiggins22
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Hopbully

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

07-16-2013 00:57:10 | More by Hopbully
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ezperkins2

California

4/5  rDev -1%

07-15-2013 23:25:03 | More by ezperkins2
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bobv

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1%

07-14-2013 03:43:01 | More by bobv
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%

07-11-2013 19:57:27 | More by ohtheguilt
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

07-07-2013 13:48:02 | More by RedneckBeerz
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The Raver from Westbrook Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.