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

bottled
available

on tap
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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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3.5
drunk_again (171) - GREECE - FEB 8, 2014
on tap. black color with thin head. aroma is fruity and mild hoppy. taste is bitter with malty notes and spices. bitter finish.

3.5
budedou (978) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - FEB 2, 2014
Hoppy dark toasted malt nose. Great hop bitterness, toasted malts, bitter. Long hop bitter finish.

4.1
mR_fr0g (12128) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Keg at Euston tap. Had this a few time before, first time time tick. Clear dark copper caramel, lasting off white cream head. Aroma is fruity as a in fruits with pineapple lychee and coconut. I taste some sorachi ace funk in this. Flavour is solid clean citrus coconut bitterness. Malt is soft roast and caramel. So so drinkable.

3.7
ThirstyBird (2935) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Pours a deep brown color with orange highlights and a large light tan head. The smell is fruity with pineapple, mango, citrus with some pine and below it all some roast. The taste is caramel, pine some of the fruit flavors come in later along with some roast but the pine and caramel remain the core flavors. medium in body with nice carbonation.

3.8
danlo (3067) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear dark black-brown amber colour, frothy beige foam head leaving some lacing and aroma of caramel plus pineapple & citrusy woody pine hop resin. Taste is rich sweetish roast malt & caramel with a hoppy orange citrus bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, warming earthy dry lingering bitter finish. Very drinkable Black IPA.

3.9
andriesradu (706) - ROMANIA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours dark brown, almost black with a small beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, light roasted, hoppy, some caramel? Great flavor; a combination of light roasted malt, fruits, hops. Nice hoppy and bitter finish.

3.2
Holmen2 (3655) - NORWAY - JAN 27, 2014
Draught at Cardinal. Black with beige head. Aroma of American hops, citrus and tropical fruits. Surprisingly balanced taste and drinkability. Refreshing. Like a decent IPA, but with dark malts and coffee as well.

3.4
Sarpa (1572) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Tap @ Naamat. Pours ruby red with a thick beige head. Sweet malty hops aroma. Malty, sweet flavor.

3.5
k92488 (488) - KVERNALAND, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2014
Svart og fin. Lite skum som forsvant med en gang. Bitter og fin men lite aroma. Cardinal

3.6
GIJOE (1210) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Pours reddish-brown with a frothy white head. Nose is hoppy and floral. Taste is lightly bitter. Medium body. Average IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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