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:
#7,742
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
285
pDev:
8.75%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
79
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Ratings: 285 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of xungmound98
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rodbeermunch
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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Photo of imstimpy
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a basic pint glass at the Seattle Taproom at SeaTac Airport. A beautiful Citrus and hop aroma presents from an oddly Amber color. Initial taste is a nice malty citrus, and a well balanced bitterness. Halfway through the malt moves forward and the citrus and hop take a back seat. It finished fairly clean, but the hoppy bitterness does slowly taper.

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Photo of AdamSkylar
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vladdswrath
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
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 dbauer
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nassstnate
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of straightlambic
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andyleick
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.29/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewskifan55
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
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 -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gandres
3.96/5  rDev -1%
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 -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pianoguy
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
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 +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of antoines15
3.35/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of swhitney60
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of the_benskii
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VashonGuy
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
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 +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of evergreen_machine
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tunic
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trickster IPA from Black Raven Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 285 ratings