Trickster IPA | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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4/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
In mythology, the raven can play tricks or otherwise disobey normal rules, hence the name Trickster. This well-balanced IPA has a light fruit, citrus and piney hop aroma with a full hop flavor. With delicately balanced malt and hops and a 6.9% ABV, this beer has truly earned its name. Available year-round.

Added by beertunes on 06-16-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,725
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
284
pDev:
8.5%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
79
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 284 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of bigpoppa67
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morrowd3
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of orange, grapefruit and pine. Sweet toasted caramel flavor with pine and citrusy hops.

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Photo of eppie82
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

True NW IPA. Loads of pine with mild orange zest front. Heavy hopped bitter aftertaste. On the malty, sweet side.

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Photo of chebode2
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Tavor Hazy deep golden color with a small bubbly off white head that persists. Earthy resinous citrus and pine against and old school bready caramel maltiness. Clean well made IPA.

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Photo of BeerBeast
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, dark amber body; thick, sticky head; sticky rings of foam along the glass. Pungent, spicy aroma; pine. Fine cereal grain flavor with a big hop bitterness from start to finish; peppery. Medium body; coarse on the palate; dry finish overall with some low-key underlying sweetness to offset things.

A very enjoyably, well-balanced and reasonably complex IPA.

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Photo of Ryften
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeff1973
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz bomber into a dimpled mug. Bottled 10/30/17, so it's barely 4 weeks old!

Appearance: rich orange hue with a totally clear body; head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. I think it's quite attractive indeed.

Smell: very earthy, herbal and piney. Very malty with some nicely complementary hops; it doesn't pop very much, but it's quite rich and autumnal.

Taste: malty, rich, dank, and earthy. There's a fair dose of sweetness as well; this reminds me of unfermented green wort in a lot of ways. Perhaps a bit dank for my taste, but not a bad beer at all.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent level of carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: I think this is a good beer, if not one well-suited to my taste. If you like a danker, earthier IPA, something more English than West Coast, then this beer could be for you.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noles9585
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Dudes_Rug
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got to love this staple from Black Raven. Drinks like a west coast IPA, but not necessarily A SoCal IPA but still delicious. The dude abides this...often.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinHildahl
3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erickc
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjones5045
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.16/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz can from Pilgrim's. Canned 3/30/17, a little over two months ago. Aroma is caramel malt, earthy, pepper, bready. Pours slightly hazy burnt orange with a one finger off-white head with decent retention and some lace. Taste is medium bitter with lots of caramel malt flavor. Well, I know it's not old at least, unlike the last beer I rated where that was debatable. I think this is just a really old school, late '80s/early '90s type of IPA, when caramel malt was more pronounced, hop flavor not as extreme. It's drinkable, but I'm not crazy about it.

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Photo of rarigney
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Asics
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Trickster IPA from Black Raven Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 284 ratings