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Trickster IPA | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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4.01/5
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271 Ratings
Trickster IPATrickster IPA
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:
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Added by beertunes on 06-16-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,275
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
271
pDev:
8.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
75
Trade:
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Ratings: 271 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of LloydDobler
2.79/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pretty old bottle, but would like to give this a redo when I can grab a fresh one.

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Photo of florisj135
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I give this beer a 3.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.03/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is one of the most bitter IPA's I've ever tasted. No essence of citrus or tropical fruits, as I would have expected from a west coast IPA.

I almost wonder if the waitress brought me something else by mistake...

Update: tried another can, canned on 04/06/2016 and consumed 04/22/2016...my notes above remain valid.

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Photo of mactrail
3.14/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pleasant hint of mango in the nose. Light and watery body. Handsome orangey amber with a modest foam in the Ciney snifter. Very carbonated with a club soda taste in every sip.

After a touch of malty this turns dry and fruity. It tastes like something burnt. Woody and leaf mold taste with the persistent malt. Hops are darkly leafy.

After a few sips this is just bitter and herbal. In spite of the interesting hop flavors it's borderline drinkable for my taste buds. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Haggens Market in Burlington.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.16/5  rDev -21.2%
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 drone
3.18/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Great amber color, nice piney nose and citric hop. Tasty.

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Photo of OriginalHopHead
3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Abrengle
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.29/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of antoines15
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FederalOC
3.4/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of MichaelinFishers
3.41/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shaker pint in the Seattle Taproom at SeaTac Airport. Nice deep gold color, but no head to speak of. Not much aroma, either. But nice hoppy flavor and an abiding bitterness that fades slowly. Not bad at all for rolling the dice among three local IPAs at this airport stop.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.42/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mbmiche
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveRinn
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of BlissJunkie
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of vladdswrath
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Red amber pour, big sudsy head. Aroma is light and understated, vaguely dank with the barest hint of citrus. I had to really work to get anything at all. Taste is much more boisterous than the nose. Sweet carmel into a swarm of fruit flavors and a blast of bitter, bitter, grapefruit. The bitterness in this one lingers longer than most, but it doesn't outlast its welcome and feels perfectly appropriate with the rest of the beer's flavor profile. Mouth feel is pretty light and seems a bit over-carbonated, but it's not bad by any stretch.

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Photo of nicole309
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of AndyCowles75
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Trickster IPA from Black Raven Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 271 ratings
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