Trickster IPA | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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4.01/5
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274 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:
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:
#4,441
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
274
pDev:
8.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
76
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Ratings: 274 |  Reviews: 47
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 brewskifan55
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the Athenian (Seattle) and on tap at the brewery.

A: Clear amber with a half finger off-white head.

S: Grassy hops, floral, featuring grapefruit.

T: Smooth and citrus-y hops with grapefruit in the lead, balanced by a nice caramel malt presence.

M: Low to medium with medium, dry carbonation.

O: A decent IPA, nothing outstanding. Glad I got to try another from the Raven.

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Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gandres
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap to glass @ brewery tap [email protected] Redmond, WA
Appearance: Light amber, clear, medium head, lacing
Aroma: medium hoppy smell, not to aromatic compared to other IPAs
Taste: strong balance bitterness with long follow through
Feel Palate: fizzy
Overall: very good beer good to repeat but not to look for
Drank April 5, 2015 9pm

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Photo of charrel
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pianoguy
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. No bottling date info

Pours a hazy copper body with a white head. Good retention and lacing

Not very prominent smell overall. It's mainly floral and grassy, with citrus coming in a close 2nd. I also smell a bit of malt

Taste has a lot more citrus then the smell hinted at. A nice grapefruit bitterness. Very tasty

Crisp and even with just the right carbonation

Look... meh. Smell... meh... but the taste more then made up for these deficiencies. I would have this one again. Maybe I didn't get a fresh one (see no bottling date info) Might be editing this review in the future...

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Photo of Wookieboy1
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 swhitney60
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of the_benskii
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VashonGuy
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber (dated 12/01/15) into a tulip.

Pretty good head to start with, but it quickly disappears. Amber color.

Aroma is hoppy, mostly grapefruit.

Taste is those hops, balanced nicely with caramel malts. It's just a bit sweet, not really sweet, but more than you'd be used to in an IPA.

The body is on the light side.

Overall, it's a really nicely executed IPA, with a good amount of bitterness, but not too much, and just the right amount of caramel. Very solid.

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Photo of MacStinson
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of evergreen_machine
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tunic
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beervana
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tummy345
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Floral smells, smooth on the palette, a good IPA for those that usually don't like IPAs

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Photo of Crusher
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BCborn
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | 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 Croft
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled and poured into spiegalu. Nice head retention. SRM 13. Piney hop aroma. Nice caramel malt on the front followed by caramel pine on the back. Nicely balanced. Great IPA

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Photo of Wjmckeown
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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 LouZ
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Drknight
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Trickster IPA from Black Raven Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 274 ratings
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