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Black Raven IPA - Olde Hickory Brewery

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Black Raven IPABlack Raven IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

175 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 07-23-2010)
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a newly acquired Old Hickory pint glass. Enjoy before September 2011, so this is a fresh one.

4.5 A: Pours black. Two fingers of creamy tan head with very good retention and tons of lacing.

4.0 S: Smells more like a hoppy porter than a black IPA. Anyway, this starts out with a light roasty burntness then the hops kick in and add citrusy and earthy components. Subtle chocolate notes worth well with the citrus giving the impression of orange flavored chocolate. Not bad.

3.5 T: Like every other black IPA I've had, the flavors compete instead of complement. Good bit of roastiness to start again with a light burntness. Subtle chocolate and caramel notes. Hops are strengthy and contribute citrus with emphasis on orange. Slightly more than moderate bitterness. Roasty aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A bit lighter in body than I'd like. Could also be creamier.

3.5 D: Not bad for the style (which is one I can't get into). I'm not sure if I'll ever love drinking a black IPA, but I'm not going to give up just yet. There has to be some combination out there that will please me.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 22:35:42 | More by DavoleBomb
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85 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.