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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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This beer was born out of the joy of late night double batch brewing. The whirring of the pumps and the wails of David Byrne led us to this new IPA idea. Built on a simple malt base this IPA will let the hops talk straight to your head. The hope behind this beer was to make a low alcohol IPA that has the same hop aroma and flavor profile of a standard IPA & even some double IPAs out there. Take a sip, sit back and ask yourself, can I get used to this lifestyle? Well, with a bouquet of hop aroma blasting us in the face and fruit flavors of peach, nectarine, & grapefruit backed up with a clean/dry bitterness leaving us wanting more, we sure can. Available quarterly.

2013 Washington Beer Awards: silver medal – American-Style Pale Ale

Malts 2 Row Barley, Pilsner, Crystal
Hops Apollo, Mosaic, Legacy, Bravo, Cascade, Comet


trujahwarrior's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap, pours an orange color with a medium white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of floral, tropical, citrus, and pine. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with good carbonation. Overall this is a really tasty lighter ipa. Black Raven always makes quality stuff.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle:   Translucent orange, fairly bright, mild carbonation, moderate head, white lacing, fairly nice too.   Soft tea leaves and perhaps a little fruitiness on the nose.   Not as fruity on the tongue, but a somewhat stronger tea leaf presense.   Light sweetness, light bitterness, moderate body and mouthfeel.   Smooth too.   Nothing out of the ordinary, but a solid example.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bomber from Malt and Vine. Pours orange gold with a slight head. Floral aroma. Med body. Flavor is floral hop and mild caramel. Not very bitter, but very tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Golden tan body, decent head. Indeed the nose is flowery with touches of rose water and baby powder and a lmild hop leafyness. Easy bitterness, and lightly flowery. More of a light APA than a session IPA. Not bad. Easy drinking, but nice flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5040) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Super Session IPA great flavors and finish. Big hops presence with the lack of high alcohol which makes for a great day drinking more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1958) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle from Bob’s -- nice to see these guys bottling! I guess 4.9% is session in Seattle.

Pours gold with a somewhat coarse head and lots of lacing. Highly tropical nose: mango, pineapple, nectarine, hints of grapefruit. Nice mellow fruity hop flavors are thirst-quenching and enjoyable while staying chill enough to go well as a thirst-quenching session beer. Mouthfeel is plenty full for the style. I like this a lot and +1 for the Talking Heads reference.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4019) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2014
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Pours clear yellowish golden with a thick white head. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, grapefruit, lemon and spicy notes. Taste is smooth, floral and crisp malty with some fruity hoppiness and citrusy notes. Finish is bitter, crisp and floral with some fruits and citrus. Okay.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ACHops (761) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2014
On tap @ Chuck’s CD. Pours bright yellow with very thin white head. Aroma is thin pale malt and a hint of earthy slightly bitter hops. Taste is thin, rather harsh body, with heavy herbal bitter grass flavor that I’m guessing is hops but has little of their redeeming qualities. I have to admit, session IPAs are not my fave, but this just isn’t very good. Overly bitter, thin bodied, with no real malt or hop goodness to redeem it. I love Black Raven, and respect the effort here, but this is a miss.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1349) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Indeed, a floral session IPA. Perhaps not as upfront as Lagunitas’ Daytime session IPA, but in the same ballpark. This one may be a bit more complex. Not in your face at all. Strong flavor, and all around a great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Clear yellow, white head Smell sweet tropical fruit and grass Taste citrus, floral, Light body Solid

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2439) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Draft at 192 Brewing in Kenmore, as a Session IPA at 4.9%. Great hop aroma. nice pale gold and white head. Fresh, malty base but good tasty NW hops. Nice tasty beer.


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