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Black Raven Wisdom Seeker Double IPA

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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ABV: 9.0%
IBU: 85
Malt: ESB pale malt
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2478) - 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 (4289) - 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 (2993) - 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 (3542) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (71) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle : (22oz). Pours golden with a creamy head. Aroma is citrus of some kind. This is a very nice double IPA that I will seek out again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2998) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampesinoTino (752) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bomber. Golden amber pour with a cap of dense foam. Aroma is a blend of honey, herbal hops, pine resin and tropical fruit. Taste blends resiny hops, tangerine and grapefruit upfront followed by notes of mint, pine and caramel malt. Thick and creamy body with medium carbonation and a final serving of grassy hops bitterness and citrus rind in the finish. Hopefully they’ll make this year-round. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hockeybeerguy (1602) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 19, 2014
I received this in a trade. I poured this into a tulip. There is no date on it. The appearance is a clear amber to light red in color. There is a fluffy white one and a half finger head that dissipates within about a minute in spots but maintains a lumpy sort of look in other spots. Decent carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace. The smell has a fair amount of honey flavored citrus hops with a decent herbal to earthy dank aroma combining and backing it all up into a nice tight fulfilling quality. Very nice! The taste is combined well between the citrus hops and the honey to showcase a very nice bittersweetness. The aftertaste is honey sweet with a quick dry sweet finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium in body with a decent sharpness from a normal DIPA but still leads me on with a nice "West Coast" maltiness that is somewhat smooth and ends up coating my mouth and tongue with a touch of honey. Overall, I get it. This is a very nice West Coast DIPA that is very reminiscent of Hopslam but in the West Coast sort of way. By all means, I would have this again in a heartbeat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (583) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour, thick, substantial head that lasts. Aroma is light, oddly sweet, reminds me of candy, but maybe flowers is the proper description. Flavor is moderately bitter, resiny, with solid malt presence and a sort of oily mouthfeel. Finishes with a lingering bitterness that stays within bounds for my palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Highly herbal, and citrus. Very strong alcohol and boozy sweet. Smells light yet taste is pretty heavy. Interesting brewery.

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