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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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StarlightSeraph

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a 22 oz glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy dark brown, with some reddish hues. Three fingers of off-white head that sits there and lingers for quite some time. Tons of lacing.

Smell: Citrusy and grassy hops right away, but those quickly fade. The dominant smell is quickly replaced by sweet, chocolatey malt, with a hint of citrus in the background.

Taste: A strong, almost generic bitterness, with the malt coming through as well. The malt comes and goes quickly, and the finish is long and bitter, with just a hint of sweetness. Very, very mild citrus note, not nearly as prominent as they were on the initial nose. As the beer warms, the bitterness and sweetness become much more balanced.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy, nicely carbonated.

Drinkability: An enjoyable beer from a local brewery. I had this once before, awhile back, and remembered the hop flavors being more prevalent. Still, a beer I'd have again.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 01:41:40 | More by StarlightSeraph
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85 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.