The Raver - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Bung:
4.05/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
22oz. Darker golden-orange pour. Thin layer of white.
Aroma, very potent citrus fruit and citrus zest. Maybe a little yeasty spice. Some pine.
Taste, light caramel and grainy malt. Fades nicely to some stone fruit, pear, citrus. Finishes up with a little herbal and piney bitterness. Very well integrated flavors.
Carbonation is nicely active, but it almost comes across creamy. A little too coating to be a super refreshing drink for me, but it still drinks really nicely. No abv apparent.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2013 02:14:31 | More by Bung
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3.7/5 rDev -8.6%
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 42 ratings.