Birdserker Triple IPA | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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Birdserker Triple IPABirdserker Triple IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
blackravenbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
We brewed this beer inspired only by the challenge to do something we have never done. Brew a triple IPA? What the hell is a triple IPA anyway? Is it a young barley wine or a super imperial IPA? Well whatever it is, here you go! Enjoy with caution and make sure you are sitting down.

Added by LiquidAmber on 02-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
6
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
7.19%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of erickc
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ssgunbond
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yeaprolly
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PEIhop
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mabermud
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Great.
Smell: Nice.
Taste: Pine shines. Fruitiness and hoppiness take a backseat to the pine.
Feel: Creamy mushy carb.

Overall - Easy drinking.

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Photo of Docrock
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrand2621
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerzebub666
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rutager
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pretty darn clear amber-gold with a finger of bone coloured, thick and sticky looking head.

Toasted sweet pale malts, tropical fruits and fresh cedar, some citrus, and very slight green onion on the nose.

Resinous hops, sweet pale malts but fairly clean, not very cloying. There's some citrus with a slight tang and the bitter oily rinds. No shortage of hops.

Pretty full body, medium-low carbonation.

Great stuff. I can't help but think Lagunitas sucks here, but a side by side might find that comparison way off ...it has been a little while, just popped into my head while drinking.

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Photo of JonnyBeers
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of twelveinches
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rab53
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RenzoD
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a nearly flawless beer in my opinion.

Sweet maltiness without the nasty syrupy feel. Hopped to hell without the same ol same ol. Perfect balance. A little boozy which you would expect from something called triple IPA. Really, considering that it is 10.4 percent, the booze taste is hidden extraordinarily. These guys deserve their reputation.

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Photo of Kevlee722
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeattleBoB76
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of tastymug
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of BCross
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of shleepy
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of sukwonee
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am writing this review to point out one thing.

I don't agree with some of the reviews below that this beer has good amount of "malt". This is one of the hoppiest beers I have ever tasted without much malt backbone at all. It's almost to the point it's way too hoppy (and trust me I have had my share of top hoppy IPAs). I actually wish it had more maltiness to round out the beer.

Maybe this batch is different than previous ones.

It was just alright for me.

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Birdserker Triple IPA from Black Raven Brewing Co.
4.17 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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