Beer Name: Trickster IPA
Brewery: Black Raven Brewing (Redmond, WA)
How sold: 12 oz cans; 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Total Wine & More (Vancouver, WA)
Date Canned: January 5, 2017
Date Bought: February 11, 2017
Date Opened/Drank: February 12, 2017
When brewed? Year-round beer.
Awards: NABA Silver Medal - Strong Pale Ale Category (2009)
Where distributed: As of February 2017, Black Raven Brewing distributes within the State of Washington. Click here to see if Black Raven Brewing ships your way!
REVIEW:Appearance (5%): Pours clear dark golden with reddish tinge into a pint glass. Off-white head and some lacing. 4.25/5
Smell (25%): Amazing tropical citrus, with pine and some complementing malt. 4.5/5
Taste (40%): Light citrus hoppy at the start, which continues into the aftertaste. Nothing assertive, but packs good flavor nonetheless. 4.25/5
Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Not too dry on the tongue. 4.5/5
Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. My YouTube friends over at Cult Moo first told me about this one. It's not far from where they live, and now I can get Black Raven's beer where I'm at. On the one hand, when I try to compare this with other IPAs that I've had, Trickster didn't quite reach the memorable category. On the other hand, Trickster is a solid, go-to IPA that I could enjoy anywhere. If I head to the brewery, I'd definitely get this again (along with a few others). 4.25/5
Final Weighted Rating: 4.338/5