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O'Dark:30 Cascadian Dark Ale - Oakshire Brewing

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O'Dark:30 Cascadian Dark AleO'Dark:30 Cascadian Dark Ale

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 9
Gots: 2 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

03-02-2012 05:42:15 | More by Sky2625
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4/5  rDev +9%

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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev +9%

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Panama

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510a

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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constantine_272

Oregon

3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 04:31:28 | More by constantine_272
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hreb

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Big off white head. Thick collar and wispy surface.

Smell - Grassy hops. Deep caramel. Some coffee malts.

Taste - Grassy hops again. Pine. Caramel malt. Almost chocolatey. Like a brown ale. Bitter and grassy in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Medium body. More bitter than sweet.

Overall - Not the most exciting. Drinkable and pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

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O'Dark:30 Cascadian Dark Ale from Oakshire Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.