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Secession Black India Pale Ale (CDA) - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Secession Black India Pale Ale (CDA)Secession Black India Pale Ale (CDA)

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

128 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 20
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Called "a Black IPA/Cascadian Dark Ale/India Dark Ale" by the HUB headbrewer.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-12-2009)
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afrokaze

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-30-2013 16:21:47 | More by afrokaze
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BESTIALEX

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-30-2013 04:01:52 | More by BESTIALEX
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enznevr

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-19-2013 01:16:33 | More by enznevr
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beagle75

Iowa

3.15/5  rDev -22.2%

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass.

A: Hazy, dark brown color with over one finger of persistent light beige foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Dark roasted malt features a slight peated twist, but is also leaned on by disruptive carbon dioxide. Weak floral hops come across as noncommittal and evasive.

T: Begins barely off-dry with soft roasted grain and mild hops aromatics that cultivate a derived fruity quality. Acidity is mild into the middle where some savory wood smoke develops. The finish pairs mild bitterness with leftover qualities that make a quick retreat.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly acidic and wet on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Like many of the beers by Hopworks, this one probably performs best when it is simply consumed rather than analyzed or compared to its peers. It is capably brewed but not really noteworthy, without much ability to stand out in a crowd.

07-14-2013 20:45:08 | More by beagle75
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-05-2013 03:26:05 | More by Kmat10
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g_jenkins

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-14-2013 06:22:59 | More by g_jenkins
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harrymel

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-13-2013 07:59:48 | More by harrymel
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jera1350

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-12-2013 23:51:51 | More by jera1350
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DarrenStory

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-05-2013 03:08:45 | More by DarrenStory
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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-28-2013 01:52:32 | More by spark3148857
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-20-2013 20:46:09 | More by LXIXME
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kemoarps

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-13-2013 18:25:36 | More by kemoarps
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Asics

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-10-2013 11:27:02 | More by Asics
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Laklimell

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-06-2013 21:28:37 | More by Laklimell
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-02-2013 22:41:43 | More by xnicknj
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Braz

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-14-2013 22:21:06 | More by Braz
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-11-2013 00:34:42 | More by JRod1969
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-26-2013 21:40:53 | More by IanSpindler
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hreb

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%

Big thumbs up for the name / bottle design on this bomber. I've tried "The Audacity of Hops" and "Hop Obama" but here's a beer with a less mainstream political statement: Cascadian independence. The label clearly defines Cascadia as all of Oregon, Washington, and BC. No Northern California allowed -- nor Western Idaho. It also defines 6.5% ABV, 15° P, and 70 IBU.

Beer pours a dark brown color with a tiny head. Aroma is of spicy hops, slightly piney, but not particularly citrusy. Flavor is super mellow with a substantial load of roasted barley, giving this CDA a malt profile worthy of interest on its own, rather than just a dark backdrop for a black Northwest style IPA. The profile of the bitterness doesn't strike me as particularly dominant or otherwise an IPA, but there's enough there to bring great balance along with a piney hop profile, suggesting perhaps Amarillo more than C-hops. The malt side there are nutty flavors, toast, and chocolate. But the mouthfeel is all brown ale, not stout or porter.

Overall, supremely drinkable. Highly recommended.

02-25-2013 04:41:50 | More by hreb
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1234Jack


3.81/5  rDev -5.9%

color is very dark black, only barely transparent where it meets the glass - there it's brownish red.

bitter.

roasty.

malty.

head formed with gusto, frothy, persistent.

prominent lacing that hangs on the glass from the onset.

very subtle malt-hop smell.

hop taste is noticeable followed by smokiness.

02-24-2013 04:12:23 | More by 1234Jack
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adaham

Montana

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-22-2013 06:32:13 | More by adaham
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +14.8%

Served on tap into a nonic glass

A- Poured a very dark brown (pretty much black) some very light red hues shining through, soapy white head with big bubbles left some chunky lace

S- Big pungent grapefruit, pine, and floral hop aroma. Really an incredible and strong hop aroma

T- Really big pungent grapefruit, piney, citrusy, and floral hops. Some really nice roasted malt character. This is a big juicy hop monster, huge lingering hop aftertaste and moderate bitterness.

M- Very dry, medium carbonation and body, quite smooth

O- This is the best Black IPA I have ever had, huge juicy hops and really nice roasted malt character. This is a world class beer in its style, a style I am often not too crazy about.

02-14-2013 05:08:43 | More by Hoptometrist
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frontalot

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-07-2013 04:02:32 | More by frontalot
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adkieffer

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

12-17-2012 23:09:45 | More by adkieffer
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-09-2012 03:15:47 | More by 4ster
Secession Black India Pale Ale (CDA) from Hopworks Urban Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.