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


on tap

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RATINGS: 655   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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andriesradu (690) - 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.

Holmen2 (4296) - 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.

Sarpa (1665) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Tap @ Naamat. Pours ruby red with a thick beige head. Sweet malty hops aroma. Malty, sweet flavor.

k92488 (493) - KVERNALAND, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2014
Svart og fin. Lite skum som forsvant med en gang. Bitter og fin men lite aroma. Cardinal

GIJOE (1258) - 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

curepute (141) - New York, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Hoppy dark toasted malt nose. Black with one finger of white head. Great hop bitterness, toasted malts, bitter. Long hop bitter finish.

OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Draft. Not much of an aroma. Taste is like an actual grapefruit. And that’s about it.

Borresteijn (7602) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2014
50cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Deep dark brown to black with a red hue, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, laurel, pine, earth, grapefruit, very potent aroma. Flavour is quite bitter, hard roasted malts, black liquorice, grapefruit, pine, resin, almost ashy, firm bitter hoppy finish with a little grain. Light to medium-bodied. Nice.

bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Draught at Breukelen Bier Merchants (NYC). Pours dark brown with amber head and lace. Aroma is earth, light fruit and floral notes, with pepper. Taste is balanced earth, spice, charred toast, clean bitterness. Feel is dry, prickly, clean with a silty finish. One of the better black IPAs I have had. Gets high marks ignoring the fact this style is almost entirely a bad idea.

Patjeadam (161) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
One of my favourite black ipa's. It combines the malty and the fruity in a delicious marriage. It smells amazing. And after that is a pleasant ride that keeps you longing for more! ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)

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