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


on tap

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RATINGS: 654   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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AndreaSputo (21) - San Vincenzo Valle roveto, ITALY - AUG 11, 2017
Ragazzi, senza parole. Anni che la bevo. Mai una delusione. Resine, pino, ananas, poi caffe e tostato. Finale infinito. Che cazzo di birra.... Direi Bowmore16......

vinivini (2978) - Gomel, BELARUS - AUG 9, 2017
Bottle from Dogma bottle shop, Moscow. Opaque deep brown colour, two finger tall beige head. Well-lacing. Fruit, blossom, caramel, toast, resin on nose. Light to medium body. Medium dry flavour. Rich dark maltiness is just a background for big citrusy & resiny hops. Fairly bitter long finish. Good ale.

Paddycairns (73) - - AUG 5, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2017 Dark malty aroma, great hoppy taste like a proper IPA but accompanied by a dark roasty flavour very good

tanel025 (222) - ESTONIA - AUG 4, 2017
Dark brown beer with beige head. Aroma has some hops, malt, dark fruits. Taste is creamy and roasty, good balance between malts and hops. Little sweet, medium bitterness. Some plums, raisins in the taste, some citrus peel. Roastiness does not dominate, that makes it excellent Black IPA. Maybe needs slightly more sweetness, but overall one of the best Black IPA-s.

vastervikman (63) - 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.

limbonicartbeer (125) - - 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

faroeviking (11211) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, 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!

explosivedog (1611) - 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.

cervmagpt (897) - 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.

corkyrory66 (2195) - 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)

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