Hop In The Dark - Deschutes Brewery & Public House
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by scootpolute:
4.5/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 1 Pint, 6 FL ozs brown bottle with an interesting animation of a hop field in the dark, in front of a mountain and the moon, 'Best-By' date clearly marked.
Appearance: Very dark brown with a clinging tan lace that seems to stay for a while...HUGE light brown head...AMAZING lacing!!!
Smell: Mildly sweet in the nose with hints of soaked currants, roasted malts and a big scent of hops.
Taste: After the luscious mouth feel come the flavour which is quite malty & hoppy... light acidic twang from the roasted malts, a little dark roasted coffee flavour and an underlying toasted biscuit taste are balanced with a perfect combo of big hop and roasted malt bitterness. The lingering after taste is of faded burnt sugar, drying grain and a slightly warming alcohol. A wonderful big hop character helps to round this brew also.
Mouthfeel: Pretty much on the heavy side for mouth feel, but VERY drinkable.
Notes: YUM! This is a growing NW 'trend' style combining the likes of porters with IPAs (aka Black IPA)...So, if you enjoy porters 'AND' IPAs, this is your beer!...this one goes down as a great one, no doubt!
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2012 20:55:06 | More by scootpolute
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3.86/5 rDev -1.3%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 00:21:44 | More by Darkmagus82
Hop In The Dark from Deschutes Brewery & Public House
87 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.