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Black Raven IPA - Olde Hickory Brewery

Not Rated.
Black Raven IPABlack Raven IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

173 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 9
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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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SFLpunk

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3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to cmrillo and Hodgin for this one! 22oz brown glass pry-top bottle. Best before July 2011.

Pours a thin black with some light tan head. Nose is like a molasses cookie, maybe a little ginger and some coffee-like roastiness.

Palate is bitter right off the bat, with some black patent malt right off the bat, some burnt sugar notes and some hoppy pine notes too.

Notes: A decent Black IPA, but not my favorite. It lacks some of the tradition IPA notes and has a little too much malt character, I think. Label is the best part.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 05:09:00 | More by SFLpunk
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Black Raven IPA from Olde Hickory Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.