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:
#5,101
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
282
pDev:
8.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
78
Trade:
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Ratings: 282 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StJamesGate
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Iron Bull, Seattle.
Crusty off white over bright amber. 4
Sweet grain and grass. 3.5
Pound cake malts and crystal toffee then bubblegum and powdered orange drink hops. 3.75
Floral comeback and only slight IBUs.
Lt-med, salty, slight chew. 4

Dim nose and the taste follows: sweet malts and no real hop bite. Just flat and uninteresting. Sports bar APA, but even too cloying for that. 3.75

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

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

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3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
3.42/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmoore32
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zahara15
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of robbase9
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle:

Pours copper with a fluffy white head. Trailing lace sticks down the glass.

The smell is of tropical/citric fruit, pine, some caramel.

The taste is of tropical/citrus fruit, some pine, some black pepper spicing. A caramelized grain sweetness comes through to support the hop bitterness until the dry-leaning finish.

Smooth, flavor lingers.

A nice fruity/piney IPA. A very good example of a modern Pacific Northwest IPA.

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4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sexy looking orange appearance with a full inch of white head. Blast of what I suspect be good use of C hops for dry hopping.

Hits those huge bitter notes but provides plenty of citrus flavor to pair with the bitterness. Comes in strong alcohol wise, mostly grapefruit, but some orange flavors as well. Solid degree of caramel malt notes.

Its good, but not anywhere near first tier stuff.

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Trickster IPA from Black Raven Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 282 ratings