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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Black IPA
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tuomo123 (3) - - JAN 15, 2013
Raven Black IPA is probably the best IPA that i’ve drank. Malt and hops are in perfect balance in this beer. Taste starts with aseet aroma of dark brown malt and continues to bitter and dry finish. I could drink this all night!


3.7
vastervikman (41) - Vastervik, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2017
Snygg humlefokuserad BIPA. Ganska rå utan att vara svår då den mörka malten lindar in smaken i en mjuk filt. Aningen rått kött, resin och diesel, jämte granbarr, citrus och tropisk frukt.

3.9
limbonicartbeer (105) - - JUL 18, 2017
Cerveza color negro con corona de espuma de buena retención de baja carbonatacion de burbujas compactas. Se perciben aromas a cítricos, pino sutil tostado de maltas. Al paladar consistencia ligera fácil de beber, se perciben notas a maltas tostadas que se ven opacadas por los lúpulos y un amargor moderado que perdura en el retrogusto. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
faroeviking (10913) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 18, 2017
Botella. Clear deep dark brown reddish colour, bubbly medium white head, ok lacing. Sweet fruity hoppy dark malty and dark fruity aroma. Flavour: sweet, fruity hoppy sweet roasty malty with a nice bitterness. Tasty indeed!

3.1
explosivedog (1183) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2017
On tap at Galbraith’s. Pours translucent black. Toast, orange peel, grapefruit, some chocolate, some umami blue cheese stuff. Just not the balance I like in the style. Over carbonated. Disappointing.

3
cervmagpt (836) - PORTUGAL - JUL 6, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 21B - Black IPA). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown - BBF 19.OCT.2017). AROMA: medium roasted malt aroma with a chocolat note. faint oxidized hop background (cheese). APPEARANCE: very dark âmbar and clear. médium light Brown head with good retention. TASTE: low resin/pine hop flavor, followed by medium roasted malt character (coffee). médium-high bitterness with a dry, roasted and bitter finish. PALATE: médium body with médium carbonation. slight smoothness. OVERALL: a black IPA that needs to be retasted fresher.

2.2
corkyrory66 (1993) - BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2017
Black ipa de 6,6 % abv, en format 50 cl. Malts maris otter, choco et black. Houblonnage en sauvin, centennial, sorachi. Mon exemplaire était à 3 mois après sa date. Couleur noir aux reflets roux, à la clarté nette. Mousse brun clair, à fins flocons, stable à 3 mm. Arômes de baies noires, arbousier, pointe de mûres et nougat. 1ère bouche souple sur malt cara/fruits noirs/épices, dans un assemblage original. Arrière-bouche assez déséquilibrée sur des oranges amères et épices. 2ème sur malt grillé, girofle, câpres. Arrière-bouche avec une pointe d’acidité des baies noires, résine de pin. 3ème sur malt/épices, avec un côté résineux mal maîtrisé. Arrière-bouche où le déséquilibre est flagrant. La longueur où l’impression résineuse est toujours mal assemblée au reste. Jambes lisses. Levure souple, fine, ligne correcte. Alcool qui ne contribue pas du tout à l’harmonisation. Finale décevante. CONCLUSION : cette black ipa n’est pas du tout un modèle d’assemblage....(5/3/4/2/8)

3.9
meatmanmd (125) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUN 25, 2017
Hazy deep brown, medium tan head. Aroma is mostly fruity, some grass and burned malts. Taste is light sweet with moderate to strong bitterness composed of both grassy hops and burned malts, light alcohol that feels in place. Very creamy mouthfeel, mild carbonation. Great brew.

3.7
GhostS (367) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 20, 2017
Aromă intensă, bine pronunțată, cu mult hamei ierbos și ceva malț prăjit, pe fundal ceva rășini, ace de pin, fructe necoapte (suculente și acre). Gustul e destul de amar, moderat spre puternic, direct și de durată, cu mult hamei ierbos și ceva rășini; potolindu-se, pot fi distinse nuanțe de malț ușor prăjit și grâne mărunțite, ceva fructe necoapte. Și cam atât. Bună, ușoară și perfect în stil. Poate cumva mai puțină amăreală și mai mult malț prăjit?!...

3.2
rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2017
Bouteille 19 oct 2017. Une robe brune avec une mousse beige. Un nez de pin, de résine, pas de grain noir. Une bouche intense, amère, sèche et résineuse avec des saveurs de caramel et de conifère. Pas ma préférée.

3.8
Marko (5711) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 16, 2017
Thanks v&h! Clear ruby-amber body with an off white head.Tropical fruit (passion fruit) aroma backed by soft maltiness. Passion fruit taste, peachy, very light herbal bitterness, generally soft maltiness, ends slightly dry. Excellent!


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