Ravens + Moody Brut IPA


Ravens + Moody Brut IPA Review

Ravens Brewing of Abbotsford has collaborated with Port Moody’s Moody Ales to produce another BC entry in the Brut IPA category. Pioneered in San Francisco, the style involves the use of a specific enzyme, typically along with wheat and adjuncts like rice and corn, with the goal of attenuating the sugars content right down as dry as possible. We can’t confirm what Ravens used, but we can assume that it’s something along the lines of the Brut playbook.

Bruts like this example are marked by their pale appearance, to the point of pallid. The aroma is not powerful but features an enjoyable citrusy, floral nose.

The mouthfeel is much different than a heavy, resiny West Coast IPA or juicy Northeast hazy. Along with the dryness you may notice an astringent tightness on the palate, and a bit of a bite. Due to the novelty it’s the star category for this beer.

Why a champagne glass? Why not, given the style’s name, inspired by the Extra Brut category of Champagnes. Mimosas anyone?


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About This Beverage

  • Colour: Straw
  • Head Size & Retention: Normal head + retention
  • Balance: More Hoppy
  • Drinkability: Easy Drinking
  • Malt Characteristics: Biscuity/Bready
  • Hop Characteristics: Bitter
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Fruity: Apple, Pear
  • Palate: Thin, lacking body, Crisp/Dry/Clean


Brut IPAs provide an interesting palate experience in a feather-light package, and this is a good example.


  • Light as a feather
  • Crisp and refreshing


  • Not a typical hoppy IPA

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