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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6754) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Clear amber color with ivory head. Black pepper, cocoa aromas with mild orange, pale malt. Medium bodied. Honey biscuit, cocoa, orange peel, malty sweet flavors--good
Earlier Rating: 8/26/2009 Total Score: 3.2
Clear amber color with a white sheen. Nice pine sap hoppy aroma. medium body. Pine and grapefruit hop flavors on a thin caramel malt base. Nicely bitter finish. Not too bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (803) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Combo rating between me and my wife. So I would have a tick down. Nice amber hue with odd white head. Great lacing too. Nose is spicy hops and quite generous for a pale ale. Flapcor has an initial burst of hops but not heavy. Good balance of bready malt. Really nice for a standard pale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3858) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
Hazy amber,beige head.Musty citrus nose. Citrus hop profile, medium length and strength hop bitterness in finish. Needs a touch more malt

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2010
this was the first beer I tried at Black Raven. Great taproom, great beers.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Pours a strong golden. Sweet and aromatic with floral hops. Not the most bitter pale ale, but more bitter than the IBUs would lead one to believe.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Black Raven Brewery Redmond, WA
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice malt and hops balance. Light fruit flavors along with a good dry finish. This beer was easy drinking and very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2010
on tap at collins pub, dark orange some hops mostly plain without a strong taste one way or another

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2417) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Draft at the brewpubs. Nice strong pawn pale aroma, and then maybe the most aggressive hop edge Ive ever en in an APA. Toms 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericsondr (48) - Camano Island, Alabama, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Rich foamy head with a light amber color. Heavy malt flavor. Dissapates fairly cleanly but leaves a nice coating of malt behind.


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