Tuesday, July 1, 2014
World's Best Black IPA
Thornbridge Wild Raven Black IPA...$7.99 / pint
Rated 98/100 RateBeer
Raven is a massively hopped Black IPA. It pours black as night, has a beautiful intense aroma of pine and sweet roasted malt , citrus and blackcurrants. Flavours are a complex combination of bitter chocolate with pineapple and orange preceding a long bitter finish.
It has an aggressive bitterness that works perfectly with a medium malt body. This beer is a pleasure from the first aroma hit until the end of the pint and definitely make you want to come back for more.
World's Best Black IPA 2013 World Beer Awards
Lemon balm, citrus and dark malts on the nose. Big hop hit to start. Appetising. Lots of coffee and more hops flavours. Filling and fulsome. Smooth, lingering, spicy finish.