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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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3.3
   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (5256) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4806) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 6, 2015
Totem pale ale Black Raven On tap at Fujiyamas 1st anniversary event. A deep reddish orange pour with an off-white head. The aroma is spicy & fruity. Lovely zesty body very light & refreshing. The taste is spicy, lightly bready fruit. Light & easy drinking stuff. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3895) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3509) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (3277) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2015
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. Ill take this over a lot of competition.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2427) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2398) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2009
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (2038) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2013
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 -- its a recurring theme that I havent 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 ... its a shame I cant make it over very often, because its a fine brewery with a nice tasting room).


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