Valravn | The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States
thebrewkettle.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BB1313 on 06-24-2016

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
12
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
8.38%
 
 
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 12
Photo of PBrent
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

My extremely creative brother, owner of Willowleaf Sign company in conjunction with Ruff Neon, created the Valravn signage that welcomes visitors to the amazing rollcoaster. I, who loves beer in its many forms, convinced my local beer guy, Rick, to order me some Valravn to give to Willowleaf in celebration of a successful grand opening, found that this is a very easy drinking black ipa. Nice up front hop aroma not over powered by bitterness with a creamy smooth finish. Delicious! love the artwork too!!

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at Cedar Point
Dark brown with garnet at the edges and a creamy tan head that persists. Light roasted malt with hints of bread and caramel, solid citrus and pine to counter. Pretty tasty beer on a 90 degree day.

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Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, chocolate, cocoa, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate roast/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus peel and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate roast/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness; that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and fairly creamy/grainy/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.75%. Overall this is an awesome black IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate roast/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had two if these yesterday at Cedar Point.. One from a bottle and one big one on tap at the Famous Dave's, on the deck at the marina. At first I wasn't expecting much but when I saw it was from Brew Kettle I figured I was in for a treat. It did not disappoint.

It is pretty dark but closer to the red brown than a black. High quality bubbles keep coming and spreading that unique aroma of roasty malts and hops. The taste could have been an overload but they balance all these tastes pretty well. It did leave you wondering what style you were drinking. It was like a hoppy American red with some burnt roasty malts.

So when you go to the point this year you can plan on having a few great beers. The Rougaroo is good too.

Recommended.

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Photo of BB1313
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer was brewed for Cedar Point, naming it after their new rollercoaster. They're calling this one a "Red/Black IPA". 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark auburn with ruby hues; fluffy light khaki head that slowly falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. Great color. The aromas are full of citrus and caramel malts. Lots of orange. Nice balance between the hops and malts. The flavors seem to follow the nose. Nice hop flavor and hop bitterness. More orange along with some grapefruit notes. Solid malt backbone. Bittersweet. Caramel and toffee is present. Hints of pine resin as well. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's light, but has a solid body with active carbonation. It's very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice hoppy brew. Well crafted and fun to drink. I like it.

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Valravn from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
3.94 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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