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Hop In The Dark - Deschutes Brewery & Public House

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Hop In The Dark
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BA SCORE
87
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery & Public House visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
70 IBU

(Beer added by: Redrover on 10-24-2011)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours cola black color with a small off white foam head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma of the beer is a mix of sweet chocolate and roast along with a rather stronger showing of some hop. The hop aromas ore heaviest of a pine nature, with some other aromas of a citrus grapefruit and herbal smell as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice smooth roasted malt flavor with a big shot of chocolate. Right from the start there is a lighter grapefruit hop flavor which gains in intensity as the taste advances to the end. Along with the increase in grapefruit, a pine hop also comes to the tongue. This is the dominant hop taste of the brew really taking over the hop profile. Along with these new hop flavors comes some flavors of a light coffee which meld rather well with the pine to leave a nice chocolaty but bitter and resinous flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to thicker side with a carbonation level that is average. The slightly thicker body is quite nice for all the roasted flavors all while the carbonation, at its moderate level, blends well the resinous hop with the roasted tastes not allowing either to really dominate.

Overall – A nice tasty black IPA with some good dark chocolate flavors and a decent resinous bite. Rather enjoyable overall.

Darkmagus82, Jul 01, 2014
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Hop In The Dark from Deschutes Brewery & Public House
87 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.