Beaktweaker Citrus IPA | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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107 Ratings
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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

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine two finger, slightly off-white head with great retention and massive lacing. Nice aroma of piney, somewhat herbal hops, orange and lemon, light sweet malt. Flavor is very refreshing and lemony. Orange, lemon, grapefruit fruit and rind, an intense pine flavor like biting into a pine needle, light sweet malt; finishes with lemon and piney hops. Medium creamy bodied. I've used "piney hops" in reviews many times, but this was remarkable. Unusually fresh juice citrus too. I'm in awe, this is excellent and now in my top 5 IPAs of all time despite having a modest malt component to the flavor. Unique and tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle (bottled 6/5/2013) into a tulip. Pours a crystal-clear straw color w/ a nice 1-finger head, lively carbonation.

Aroma is big fresh grapefruit and pine. Juicy and tropical, resinous, clean. Reminds me quite a lot of Pliny. Not bad at all for a 3-month-old IPA.

Taste follows nose. Lots of citrus and pine with just enough clean pale malt to hold it together. Grapefruit rind and lemon peel, with just a little rye spice. Crisp, refreshing, and drinkable. Again, reminds me of Pliny. I'm not finding many flaws with this, style-wise. Nice bitterness without being over the top. Good balance.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and thirst-quenching with a pretty dry finish. Something about the yeast strain gives this a nice soft mouthfeel, similar to AleSmith IPA.

Overall a very good IPA that I'd buy regularly if I could. Not sure why I didn't have very high expectations of this one, but whatever expectations I did have were shattered. Well done, Black Raven.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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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