Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2009
4/14/09 On draft at the taproom. Arome is highly citrus with just a touch of grassiness and a moderate caramel balance. Appearance is lightly hazy gold with a well maintained white head. Flavor is light and somewhat earthy, but goes down clean enough to make you immediately want a second sip. Mouthfeel is very light bodied with a moderate carb texture and light lingering astringency, but not harsh. Overall, very drinkable. At first I thought it wasn’t bitter enough, but that classic ’tang’ is definitely present and goes down easy more due to the very light body that works quite well. 22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 The Black Raven pours about 6 different beers from their taproom and the Trickster is probably their best. A good example of a NW IPA, bright citrus hops and a fairly clean finish with slightly sweet caramel notes. No major flaws, well balanced. Very good. luttonm (6971) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Draft at Beveridge in West Seattle. Rocking house IPA. Deep juciy orange pour with full creamy off-white head. Nose is toasty malt and a lot of fresh, chewy, stinky hops. Body is full and juicy, round lemon-orange and pine fresh. Juicy with some bittering on finish. Full coating body. Caramel and hop resin. Simply Rad. ACHops (1690) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2012
On tap @ Malt and Vine. Pours dark golden with thin head. Aroma is light hops and bready malts. Taste is crisp citrus hops with balanced caramel toasted malts. Both the hops and malt stick with you through the finish. Maybe the fact that you can only get this on draft makes this better? Either way, one of the top 2 or 3 Washington IPAs around. shewster (1) - Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2012 does not count
Very sweet tasting IPA. A little light on the body. Hides the 6.8 alcohol very well. Very refreshing and enjoyable.