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Hop In The Dark - Deschutes Brewery & Public House

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
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Deschutes Brewery & Public House visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Redrover on 10-24-2011

70 IBU
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Reviews by scootpolute:
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
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!

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Poured from tap into pint at Falling Rock, Denver. Nice deep dark color with a good thick white head. Crazy hop aroma with roasted malts. Ok taste of bitter dark malts and high alpha hops. Some coffee but mostly bitter and slightly un balanced. Ok brew but better dark ipas out there. Worth a visit though for sure.

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This one was offered on tap at the Crooked Pint in Minneapolis. It was listed as a seasonal.

Served in a 10 oz pilsner/strange hybrid, the beer is dark brown bordering on black. This one has a sticky tan head and lacing.

It has roasted malts and pine from the nose.

Taste starts bitter with pine resin followed closely by dark roasted malts. There is a bit of raisins and some molasses, but mainly hops and dark malt.

It has a nice mouth that is slightly oily and coating.

Very enjoyable beer!

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Hop In The Dark from Deschutes Brewery & Public House
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