Totem Pale | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beertunes on 09-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
10.72%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 16
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5/5  rDev +34%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of dragonWhale
4.57/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

on tap at brouwers..after my dream of a glass of supplication was dashed, I searched elsewhere for salvation and found it in this lovely beer. Pours dark gold, a bit hazy, rips lace onto the glass as it goes down the pint. slight sweet malt aroma but the hops really shine, some serious citrus and floral hops, really spectacular hoppy pale aroma. the flavor is very similar, solid bitterness upwards of 50 ibus methinks and strong citrus hop taste with a floral and sweet malt finish. probably my favorite pale outside of the alpha king. good work, gentlemen

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Photo of dankness3
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of grittybrews
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured an orange-amber into a pint glass with a finger of off-white head. Nice pine- and grass-dominated aroma with some lighter notes of grapefruit and a hint of caramel.

Moderate carbonation and a creamy, full mouthfeel. Grapefruit up front with bready caramel and plenty of pine, lemon, and grass on the finish.

I actually enjoyed this more than Black Raven's double IPA. It had almost all of the hop bite with less of the sweetness. Tons of flavor and so, so drinkable. A top-notch hoppy pale ale.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Donkster46
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Lookin4apg
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It might be a better balanced beer than their IPA Trickster.

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Photo of Zaximus
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigE90
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a yellowish color with good carbontation and a nice white head.

S: Nose is hops and plenty of it. Grassy and green.

T: American pale ale for sure. Plenty of hops, grassy, floral and finishes bitter

M: Lighter bodied but with plenty of hops, tasty and down right good

D; Good beer but with the other exceptional brews here I can see it being overlooked

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of gandres
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tap to glass @ brewery tap room @ Redmond, WA
Appearance: Light amber, clear, medium head, lacing
Aroma: hint of grains
Taste: very good, strong bitterness
Palate: medium carbonation, good follow through
Overall:Very good beer, good to repeat, but not to look after
Drank: April 5, 2016 9pm

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3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of ryanjgamache
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of draheim
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap into an American pint glass @ the Hi-Life, Ballard, Seattle. Pours a clear coppery amber w/ a minimal head.

Aroma is floral NW hops and some nice citrus notes.

Taste is fruity and bready malt, floral and citrusy hops. Some nice grassy notes. Almost like a hoppy Märzen. Finishes moderately bitter and crisp.

Mouthfeel is soft, very drinkable.

Overall a really nice, well-rounded APA. Would buy this regularly.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

imperial pint, bravehorse tavern

appearance: glowing amber body, 1/3" off-white cap with nice retention

smell: biscuity malts, grassy green hops, toasted grain

taste: a nice choice to pair with a fantastic burger that melted in my mouth (and hands)...toasted grain, bready, light citrus, fresh grassy hops. A solid pale - easy drinking and well balanced

mouthfeel: medium-light body, light bitterness

overall: solid

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3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Totem Pale from Black Raven Brewing Co.
3.73 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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