overall
97
96
style
Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Black IPA
Bakewell, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 617   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patjeadam (153) - - 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)


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (971) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2016
[email protected] Black a bit reddish color with off-white head. Aroma has citrus, caramel, malt and tropical fruits. Taste is malty with quite long bitter and dry aftertaste. Flavors of malt, citrus, pine and coffee. Nice combination.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ardeo (222) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle 50cl. Brune foncé à mousse beige crémeuse. Nez : houblonné, agrumes, citra, pêche, vanille, un peu de caramel. Bouche : légèrement pétillante, fraîche, douce avec du grillé, du résineux et une très longue amertume. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DriftSensei2 (10) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 17, 2016
[email protected] Good, balanced black ipa, if you?re feeling like trying one, you can?t go wrong with this.

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