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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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
Photo of Erik-P
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssgunbond
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at the brewery.

Appearance: amber-orange hue with no haze and a thin finger of frothy ivory foam. Not bad.

Smell: sweet and floral hop aroma. Clean and enjoyable.

Taste: slightly grainy malt with more of those floral hops. Overall effect is kind of soapy, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: this is a pretty standard floral/soapy pale; not bad, if not earth-shattering.

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Photo of BCborn
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbmiche
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Moose90
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap

A — Pours a deep and dark amber hue, there is great clarity here. Head color is light pale carmel and puffy, though it fades and leaves behind nice lacing.

S — Smells of caramel sweet malts and hops, nice piney and bitter hops.

T — Tastes much like the nose there is a nice balance of lightly piney hop tones with a caramel malt sweetness as well.

M — Medium bodied and easy drinking, carbonation is spot on.

O — Nice overall and a pleasant surprise, Black Raven with another nice brew.

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

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 BMESSER88
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ninaturner
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of BlissJunkie
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Bach
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of rab53
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Donkster46
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of DaveMiller
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Stephen_Purdue
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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