Wisdom Seeker | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by boogyman on 11-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
187
Reviews:
49
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
20
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of rkarimi
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

3-26

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted from a 1 pt 6 oz bottle on March 26, 2016.

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Photo of Noooddle
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rutager
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tunic
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pauken
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sorry west coast guys but I've yet to run into any "west coast" IPA's that really compete with what's happening out east these days... Tree House, all the VT stuff, Pipeworks, Half Acre, Hoof Hearted and the rest of the Ohio stuff... Pliny is in the ballpark...

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Photo of kemoarps
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful deep russet clear crisp amber body with a mountain of off white head. Gorgeous.

Nose brings light fruity and floral notes. As it settles in the spicy more blunted (dull not dope) side of the hops comes out. Malt compliment is rich caramel initially but then cedar and neutral notes take over.

Flavour brings classic west coast style with rich juicy hops supported by a thick caramel base. Bitter but not overwhelmingly so. Hops are spicy pepper and juicy citrus. Definitely pithy, and I don't mean it gives good dialogue. Finish is like a slowly tightening grip that lulls you in with the balance and accessibility of the body of the beer, but slowly peels away layers until you're left with an herbacious bitter finish that lingers. Burps bring some of the juiciness back.

Good body, appropriate carbonation. Yum yum!

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PEIhop
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes taken during GABF 2011.

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Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dshansen1184
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aquazr1
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hreb
3.72/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in pint glass. This year's bottle claims 8.9% ABV. Immediate, massive pine-hop aroma emanates as soon as the bottle is opened. I think there might be some dry hopping here. Peer pours pale golden in color, not quite clear, with a healthy white head. In addition to the resinous pine there's also a tropical fruit thing going on. Flavor is BIG West coast IPA, aggressively bitter. My mouth is filled with sticky, resiny flavors of pine and citrus, with hops seeking out every corner of my palate. This is not an IPA for anyone with reservations about West coast IPA. Nor a session DIPA (ha!).

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Photo of MJSJr
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PacNWDad
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of earinc
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ninaturner
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMESSER88
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DRBiser
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wisdom Seeker from Black Raven Brewing Co.
4.13 out of 5 based on 187 ratings.
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