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Black Raven Wisdom Seeker Double IPA

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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Malt: 2-Row Barley
Hops: Nugget, Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo, Summit, Citra

Folklore and mythology present the raven as an omniscient creature with special powers and abilities. The Wisdom Seeker Double IPA gets its special powers from an enormous amount of hops and malted barley. Brewed in the West coast Double IPA style, this bold brew features massive citrus and herbal hop additions and a full hop aroma. Seek your wisdom cautiously; this hop feast packs a punch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Slightly hazy light bronze, bubbly head, a bit spicy/weedy in the nose, earthy mushroomy and bitter, with a bit herbal, maybe some sweetness, bitter stale hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
19Ei8hty (1167) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
As of late I can not find the time to take tasting notes of each beer I sample. I would like to track and record my thoughts of each so I will just use the simple scoring rubric until more time is available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (792) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottleshare thanks to dan. Pours orange. White head. Aroma is hoppy, a bit dank. Taste is light, hoppy, grassy, tasty. Hops linger a bit on the tongue. Tasty beer. T

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle from Bottleworks, Seattle; 8.9% ABV
Hazy golden color with compact head. Caramel and resiny hops aroma, mild, a bit dusty. Good body strength, but lean mouthfeel; strong caramel and toffee flavor with strong resiny hops, a touch of peanuts, some hop fruitiness. Some alcohol.
Not extremely fresh, but a good beer anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2705) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bonus from a recent trade. Sticky pine hop aroma and flavor. Chewy malt and candi sugar sweetness. Straight orange color. Remind a me of an orange cream sickle or one of those candy slices. Finish has a touch of spice bit a ton of pine hops again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2014
22oz bomber c/o Elise split with Anndiesel. Filtered orange-tan body. Foamy, glass lacing white head. Clean and lovely IIPA. Lots of hop depth, as you might expect looking at the hop bill. The English malt sort of shows, and gives it some added chewiness, heft. Juicy tangerine, orange, pink grapefruit. Pretty solid IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (5235) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Draft - Pine, grapefruit and light caramel. Clear gold with a white decent head. Grapefruit pith, little spice, resin and a nice long light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3980) - Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Poured a pale orange color with aromas of pine, dank grapefruit, citrus and a touch of honey. Flavors are light malt with some grapefruit, citrus, light pine and dankness. A very nice dipa to enjoy while cooking outside.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (277) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Bottle : (22oz). Pours golden with a creamy head. Strong hops aroma. This is a very nice double IPA that I will seek out again. Update 12/12/2014: Fresh bottle. Aroma is strong pine or resin. Medium plus body. Finish has strong resine taste. Pretty bitter. changed from 3.7. Update 1/6/15: I am liking this less and less. The finish has an almost metallic taste. Changed from 3.6 to 3.4.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3683) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle form LetsPour. Pours crystal clear orange with a large off white head that is creamy, dissipates slowly, and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is pine, passion fruit, dank grapefruit. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, dank and tropical happiness. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness. Nice effort.

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