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O'Dark:30 Cascadian Dark Ale - Oakshire Brewing

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 9
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
IBUs: 72
OG: 15.0° Plato

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 02-13-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

schopenhauerale, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of souvenirs
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

With my eyes closed, I might think this were an IPA. Eyes open, this Cascadian Dark Ale is almost black. Hold it up to the light and you won't see much of anything pass through.

As for the taste? It's got a particular hop flavour that I don't like, not that that's really a criticism of the beer. Do I like it? Nope. Is it bad? Not really. Beyond the unpleasantly resiny-hop flavour, well, I don't really pick up much in the way of other flavours. I'd expect more malt than I'm getting.

Would I buy it again? Nope. It's not baaaad, but it's not for me.

souvenirs, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Rhettroactive, Sep 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

SamKetchum, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Booner818, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

GRG1313, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

CWVegas, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

MikeDAdams, Jul 19, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I brought to share at Skuter's tasting.

Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, earth, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with char, citrus zest, and pine flavors on the finish. There is a high amount of roast and hop bitterness that lingers on the palate long after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an intense amount of bitterness that I really wasn't expecting.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Niceroad77, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

bobv, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

petermethot, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Zuidman, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

jbakajust1, Jun 13, 2014
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3.97/5  rDev +7.9%

rkarimi, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Beerme5, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

nmann08, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

speak72, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber split with my brother into pint glasses.

A: Dark with red highlights; lots of light khaki head and lace.

S&T: Pine and resin, toast and burnt barley, some bood orange and citrus, rind and grapefruit, fairly bitter finish...coffee maltiness and bitterness...earthy hops, bordering on both dankness and grassiness. The deeply roasted malt character lends a nice coffee-like bitterness to the hop presence. Still fairly balanced in flavors, but moderately bitter.

MF: Medium bodied, bitter and dry.

O: A really decent Black IPA. Not overly hoppy, with a fairly dense dark malt backbone, but with plenty of bitterness and a fairly decent hop presence.

Scotchboy, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

powdersoldier, Mar 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Presto82, Mar 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

dmorgan310, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

510a, Mar 07, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Nice thick creamy foam. It leaves a bit of a mess though. Medium carbonation. Dark dark brown, but clear without haze. Light tan foam, and a lot more of it than I'm used to out of a bomber.

S: Pine resin heavy with a touch of floral. A touch of orange pith. Minor alcohol. Smells like an IPA save for a little cashew nuttiness.

T: Starts with a juiciness and oakiness. Followed up by a strong bitterness and a heavy charred flavor both at the same time. Fascinating that both the roast and hops seem to be nicely balanced in that both are equally strong. The two work together to make this beer quite big on the bittering. It's big and full but not overwhelming. Anyway. The char reminds me of a hickory, but not smoky, just the richness of a wet hardwood. The hops flavor profile is hard to put my finger on. It's predominantly a dry leaf or dried grass; not quite as over dry like a big dry hopped pale, but more like a long boil on the hops. Again the pine resin and wet cedar shines through with this.

M: Medium dry. Finishes pretty clean. Such a big full flavored beer, but it doesn't finish like it.

O: At first I wasn't so sure, but I warmed up to this. I seem to be saying the same thing about all CDAs though. And like other CDAs, I found I actually liked it a few degrees warmer than my fridge likes it. Really strong on the roast and the bittering, but it worked for me.

constantine_272, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in pint glass. Immediate aroma of musty yeast and fresh hops. Beer is brown in color with a big tan head. Flavor is all West Coast IPA with just a hint of toasty, roasted barley goodness. Burnt grain bitterness really complements the heavy dose of IBUs here. Not the most amazing, but definitely a big IPA among CDAs, though still below the limits of Imperial IPA. Would have liked to get more citrus aroma, though.

hreb, Feb 25, 2014
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O'Dark:30 Cascadian Dark Ale from Oakshire Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.