Beaktweaker Citrus IPA | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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Beaktweaker Citrus IPABeaktweaker Citrus IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by distantmantra on 08-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Photo of bumchilly25
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
4.71/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brandonwnw
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brlelievre
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerMe8
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oidmoe
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Parmesan
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a light straw gold color, with a small creamy white head that dissipates fairly quick but leaves some on top. No lacing on glass.

S: Citrus and some tropical fruit and pine. A bready malt and when it is colder notes of clove and grassy hops. The clove doesn't fit in well with the rest of the aroma.

T: Grassy earthy floral hops and lots of citrus and lemon pith. There is a strong lemon pith bitterness, that gets slight much on the palate.

F: Pretty light body with medium carbonation.

O: A creative take on an IPA that doesn't fully come together.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.22/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smartin121356
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AdamSkylar
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a medium to deep amber, medium haze.

The aroma is flora, clove from the black lemon, citrus and lemon zest, bready malts.

The flavor hits with a piney bitterness up front, onto clove, chewy bready malts in the middle, medium minus sweetness, with a medium bitterness on the finish of spicy resin and earthy.

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Photo of zeledonia
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A fine-looking, fine-smelling IPA, but the lemon peel flavors are just weird. For me, they absolutely do not work, bringing a mouth-puckering bitterness that mixes poorly with the hops. I go between thinking it’s okay, and not wanting to drink it at all.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tilley4
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to screamforme for this one... Lots of citrus pith bitterness backed by an herbal earthiness that I find very interesting... The malts are a bit weird and seem a little discombobulated but I like this just fine... I love the earthiness... Almost reminds me of an organic patchouli aroma... Bitter, bitter, bitter.... Not aspirin like but more orange peel.... Glad i got to try this... Nice beer that seemed to really grow on me as it warmed and opened up....

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Photo of Farnswurth
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beardo
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really great nose on this one. Lots of citrus and fruit with nice lacing as you drink. It isn't as balanced as I would like and the backend gets watered down a little, but still this is a great beer overall.

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Photo of kemoarps
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mostly opaque light amber with minimal head.

Nose stays true to the label with a lot of bright light citurs particularly lemon. Almost has elements of the enjoyable aspects of citrus laundry soap, but that is a terrible descriptor for a beer. Some caramel malts run underneath lending a deeper richer sweetness.

Interesting. Comes in initially with spicy pine and bittersweet lemon. Some more of that warm caramel surfaces briefly before diving back into the depths. Continues back into lemon and some orange bitters with the pine receding a bit before committing to a punishingly bitter finish. Sharp darts of carbonation dot the tongue alongside the buckling bitter with a crisp overall character.

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Photo of Tunic
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Laugookneetuss
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of braker649er
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a satisfyingly complex beer that blazes trail in the citrus IPA realm by being less juicy and more exploratory of the spicy-bitter elements of citrus fruit rinds. Blend this with very perceptible pine from the hops and maybe some spicy notes from the rye malt, and we have a multilayered brew. I'm not sure I can claim a very nuanced palate yet, but even I enjoyed teasing out the layers in this. Major points for distinctiveness, in my book.

I wonder if the black lemon listed as an ingredient made a significant difference. I'm guessing it did.

Look: Solid, but the least impressive aspect for me. Golden, little head.
Smell: citrus, pine, some grass ... to me consistent with taste, but not as nuanced
Taste: This is where the spice and pine jumped in and told me this was more than a standard citrus IPA. Also some grassiness. Less sweet than I expected; still citrus
Feel: Solid, not syrupy, mostly smooth and thick but with some carbonated pep.
Overall: As above. If it's not obvious, I liked it very much.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap into a snifter at Elizabeth Station

a: clear deep gold, some bubbles, nice 1 finger of head with a little lacing
s: tropical and juicy grapefruit and sharp orange, then some interesting mineral notes that are a nice surprise
t & m: follows the nose...but more rind-like bitterness that lingers on the end, and on the front it is surprisingly smooth and kind of earthy in a way that really works well for me.

love this one...wish I could get it regularly, but I guess I'll have to save it for trips back to the PNW.

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Photo of Moose90
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Beaktweaker Citrus IPA from Black Raven Brewing Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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