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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

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

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #58 (November 2011):

LOOK: Opaque, black

SMELL: Dank hops, charred toast, ripe dark fruit, alcohol, perfume, herbal

TASTE: Dry, roasty, coffee, charcoal, hop oil, warming esters, more char, burnt raisin, spice, mildly astringent, bitter

The roastiness certainly comes across, perhaps too much. Hops don't seem to mesh with the rest of the flavor profiles. A good sip, and this is what is so much fun with new styles … beers that may define or defy it. Too drawn to roasted and dry characteristics; a tad more malt backbone would do this one good.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 03:53:55 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Black Raven IPA from Olde Hickory Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.