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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

179 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 9
Gots: 19 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

GJ40, Dec 22, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a very dark, almost black coloring with chestnut highlights around the edges and a low profile, dense, clingy, cream colored head. Aromas of smoke and roast forward, with a rich backbone of peat and earth, and subtle bitterness overlays. Flavors are very roast forward, with bitter coffee notes and hints of dark chocolate. Hops resin highlights throughout, with very subtle hints of citrus, but the palate is mostly taken over by roast and bitter notes. Smooth and slightly effervesced body due to the carbonation levels, which helps bring levity to the heavy bitter and roast characteristics. The aftertaste is a lot of coffee bitter and roast, as well as some earthy notes. Slick, clean, slightly dry finish. Tasty beer, heavy but drinkable. I like it.

GarthDanielson, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Guitars_and_beer, Dec 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

MichaelProcton, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

MastaShonuf, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

millerbuffoon, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JCam9981, Oct 24, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown into my tulip with large dark beige head. Roasted grain and pine abound from the nose with some raisins and grapefruit mixed in. Nice crisp hops up front with a surprise chocolate flavor. Lingering roasted flavor. Thr hop-to-chocolate profile here borders on porter. But too much bite for that. Pretty rich but maintains a crsipness through medium-strong carbonation and finishes dry. I think this is very well done, and I am pretty mixed on black IPAs. I would drink this again for sure.

BMMillsy, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Kegatron, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Bunchy, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

ncaudle, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

grover37, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

M1A2, Aug 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

kristougher, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

ekalb31, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Cynic-ale, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

scott2269, Jul 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Jeeb, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

ncstateplaya, Jul 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

hellhammermario, Jun 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

RyanAU, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

aslamm75, Jun 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

illy0sis, May 14, 2013
Black Raven IPA from Olde Hickory Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.