Hanuta06 (469) - 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. kathouse (1894) - LAS VEGAS, 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. luttonm (6308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Draft at their taphouse. Copper brown, tan foam. Dry amber malt. Coppery hop hit. Clean strong beer. Nice one. Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours copper, minimal white head
Smell earthy grassy hop, bit sweet
Taste bit of tropical fruit, dirty
Solid Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Draft at Black Raven.
Aroma: Citrus, caramel.
jlulensk (39) - san jose, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
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 -- it’s a recurring theme that I haven’t 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 ... it’s a shame I can’t make it over very often, because it’s a fine brewery with a nice tasting room).
Really good pale, nice hop kick but very clean aftertaste. One of their standard taps, a good thing! Beerona97 (2399) - 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. Dogbrick (13036) - 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. Aubrey (3516) - 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. mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
On tap at Pike Place brewpub, pours a clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of pale malts and light floral hops. Flavour of floral hops mainly, with bready pale / crystal malts. Pretty standard but decently made.