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Black Raven IPA - Olde Hickory Brewery

Black Raven IPABlack Raven IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

169 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 169
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%


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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Reviews by nUgZ:
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nUgZ

North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown color with a three finger head and very nice lacing.

S: Roasted malts and a hint of piney hops.

T: Plenty of roasted malts, espresso, and some nice bitter hops. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation.

O: This is a very enjoyable Black IPA. Well done Olde Hickory!!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 21:52:37 | More by nUgZ
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85 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.