luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at their taphouse. Copper brown, tan foam. Dry amber malt. Coppery hop hit. Clean strong beer. Nice one.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold, frothy beige head. Aroma of grain, citrus and floral hops. Taste is more pine bitterness than light citrus, nice stuff.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear copper with a lacy white head. Sweet citrus and pine nose. Light toffee and citrus taste with a lingering resinous finish. I have a hard time seeing the IBUs being as low as 37? Another nicely sessionable beer from Black Raven.
OldMrCrow (2157) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpubs.
Nice strong pawn pale aroma, and then maybe the most aggressive hop edge Iíve ever en in an APA. Tomís adjective garlicky is ingenious. I have never thought to call a beer this before, but this one is actually garlicky. Pretty darn session able, nice beer.
Prufrockstar (1500) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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).
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at collins pub, dark orange some hops mostly plain without a strong taste one way or another
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper, minimal white head
Smell earthy grassy hop, bit sweet
Taste bit of tropical fruit, dirty
andrewje41 (1343) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at the brewery. Pours an oily copper color with a lasting head. Grassy hops aroma. Flavor is pretty grassy as well, with some bitter hop finish. Pretty standard pale, but tasty overall. Iíll take this over a lot of competition.
kathouse (1257) - Nevada, USA - AUG 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber brown pour, rather dark for a pale ale. White foam on top. Quite bubbly, overall.Smells of biscuit, light toast, grass, earth, citrus. Tastes similar, more biscuit, toast, citrus, herbal and earthy qualities. Light bodied, but a bit heavier than I usually expect from a pale.