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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A totem is an entity that watches over and represents a clan or tribe. Totem pale represents us well with its citrus hop flavor. The Totem Pale is built on a firm foundation of ESB and crystal malts with generous citrus hop additions. We believe that you will also want to make the Black Raven your totem. Available year-round.

NABA 2010 Silver Medal - American Pale Ale category

Malts: 2-Row Barley, Crystal
Hops: Summit, Centennial, Amarillo


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Draught at Mukilteo Lodge
Hazy amber color with compact head. The hopping is quite fruity (aroma), the malt flavor is lean, the final is bitter, with some resins and not enough fruits. Tastes old.
Nice but simple.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanuta06 (327) - Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Serving: from tap at Humble Pie. Aroma: light pine hop. Appearance: no head with fully diminishing longevity. Clear, medium-amber body. Taste: moderately bitter, light grapefruit and nut initial flavor and finish with average duration. Palate: medium-to-full bodied with watery texture and lively carbonation. Overall: pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Orange with a touch of brown. A little heavy on the malts with moderate bitterness. Hops seem to be a variety of earthy, herbal, and citrus based. Finish is also bitter losing the hop balance in the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2222) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 27, 2014
Draft at their taphouse. Copper brown, tan foam. Dry amber malt. Coppery hop hit. Clean strong beer. Nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours copper, minimal white head Smell earthy grassy hop, bit sweet Taste bit of tropical fruit, dirty Lighter body Solid

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Draft at Black Raven. Aroma: Citrus, caramel.

Appearance: Clear amber; offwhite head; irregular lacing.

Taste: Bread; biscuit; toast; citrusl/floral. Muted sweetness, moderate bitter finish.

Palate: Creamy texture, medium to full body, average carbonation.

Overall: Almost an IPA in its bitterness. I like how toasty and dry these Black Raven pales are -- itís a recurring theme that I havenít encountered in many other pales / IPAs.

Aside: Just made my way onto the top 50 raters from Washington. It feels right this mini-milestone was ushered in with local beer (well, as local as the east side is ... itís a shame I canít make it over very often, because itís a fine brewery with a nice tasting room).

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlulensk (32) - san jose, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Really good pale, nice hop kick but very clean aftertaste. One of their standard taps, a good thing!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2012
Clear gold, frothy beige head. Aroma of grain, citrus and floral hops. Taste is more pine bitterness than light citrus, nice stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8139) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. Hazy amber pour with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of hops. grapefruit and sweet malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Decent all around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2012
On tap at The Green Frog. Solid pale ale with tons of flavor; pushes into the IPA realm. Crisp and snappy texture. Juicy hops. Floral aromas. Moderate bitterness. Dry finish. Very sessionable and tasty.


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