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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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3.6
Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, 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 -- 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).

3.6
KansaiBeerLvrs (5503) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 6, 2015
Totem pale ale Black Raven On tap at Fujiyama’s 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.

3.6
donandres (687) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - APR 6, 2016
Tap to glass @ brewery @ Redmond, WA Appearance: Yellow straw, clear Aroma: very good aroma Taste: very good bitterness long follow through Feel/Palate: strong bitter aftertaste Overall: very good beer, can be repeat, but not something to look forward to Drank: April 5, 2016

3.5
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.

3.5
AmEricanbrew (7080) - 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.

3.5
Dogbrick (14316) - 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.

3.5
luttonm (6963) - 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.

3.5
ACHops (1688) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2015
On tap @ Stout. Pours dark golden with thin white head. Aroma is lightly sweet caramel malt and light crisp earthy hops. Taste is clean medium caramel malt, earthy and mildly oaky on the finish. Hops are present and citrusy, but quite light. Quite flavorful for a pale.

3.4
Crit (4102) - 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

3.4
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.


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