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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Black IPA
Bakewell, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask and bottles; semi-regular.
Originally released a for the Chesterfield CAMRA festival.
Renamed as Wild Raven in 2013 due to another beer going by the name "Raven" elsewhere
The recipe for the brew came from James Kemp, who joined the team a few months ago. Previously crowned the New Zealand Home Brewing Champion in 2008 and winner of a Liberty Award, Kemp used Maris Otter, Black Patent and Chocolate malt along with Nelson Sauvin, Centennial and Sorachi hops.
The beer, called Raven, has bitterness and hop character and plenty of malt flavours to give it complexity.
James moved on to Buxton brewery and is now a freelance brewer


Melker's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melker (243) - Varberg, - APR 6, 2013
Dark brown color with a beige and frothy head. Aroma of grapefruit, other citrus frutis, chocolate, coffe. Taste is a little bit sweet with roasted malts and coffee bitterness. Some fruity hop bittnerness also.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansjelaah (1736) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle @vanmoll. Black color with a white head. Smells and tastes sweet, fruity, hoppy, roasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (347) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Pours dark brown with small he’d smells wet grass tastes piney mango with a fuzzy mouthfeel similar to thorn bridges Jaipur ipa with the roastiness well balanced within nice ipa

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
artiredbirds (113) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 29, 2015
Выше среднег& - уровень для многих хороший, для этих - в самый раз. Трудно прыгнут& выше головы, если нет никаких идей.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (2778) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle at Sir Williams ljubljana . Dark body off white head . Rich pine hops in the aroma and a touch of sweet Belgian candy in thr taste to round out the hoppy flavour. Awesome black ipa .

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2350) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
Pours black. A fantastic black ipa. Aromas of cocoa...big cocoa. Earthy and musky. Beautiful. Flavours are dark chocolate. Musky pine and earth. Just delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (1802) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Keg at Piccadilly Tap, Manchester. Pours black brown with tan head. It’s a decent stout to me, lack of hops unless keg dispense is hiding them. Much better black IPA’s about. Disappointed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hesoo (72) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Jeśli rzeczywiście BIPA ma byc ciemnym piwem smakującym jak jasne to to piwo to robi. Przecudowny atak w nosie amerykańskich chmieli, gładkość i pijalność typowa dla tych bardziej europejskich IP i do tego wzorowa (bo przecież brytolska) troska o podkład słodowy.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Inbreak (2886) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2015
30.05.2015, tap @ HaandFestival:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral, hay, dried grain, weeds, dark malts, wet hops, hints of sulfur. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry, weeds, hay, cereal, grass, grain, bark, dark malts. Longlasting bitterness, harsh watery mouthfeel. Black IPA they say? Meh...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (179) - GREECE - JUL 11, 2015
Pours dark brown with a small amber golden glare and a lacing off-white head. Aroma is fruity and mild hoppy. Bitter, mild peachy and grapefruity hops flavoured. Distinct bitter and dry. Bitter and dry fruity into a bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (474) - GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
Pours as dark as the night, with a huge, stable head. Smells of grassy, wet grass hops, together with roasted, cocoa infused malts. Has a dank, fish scale fortified undertone, with mango shining through. The hops establish a certain dankness, which creates an interesting interplay between the malty qualities of the beer and its tropical fruits. Has a medium carbonation with a smooth yeast appearance, creating a pleasant mouthfeel. While the beer got a gentle complexity to it, it remains refreshing. Tastes of grass enriched orange, blood orange and papaya, while an earthy maltiness sets the foundation. A metallic note from the carbonation ties the different flavours together, by providing a sharp metallic bitter whiff, as well as an earthy coppery sweetness. The finish features a dry hop impact, defined by wet grass, accompanied by roasted cocoa nibs, revealing coffee qualities. Its bitterness stays long on the palate, while being accompanied by barky coffee flavors. Wow, very intense and extremely versatile. The hoppy part of the beer is very prominent, not only providing the typical fruits but also ice-bonbon topped wet grass. The resulting dankness blends well into the malts, due to the noteable carbonation, hops and earthen malts stay on par on the palate, creating a fantastic tasting beer.


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