Icon Series: Cascadian Dark Ale - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
3.65/5 rDev -3.2%
Pours dark into a Duvel tulip. Mostly black with some brown and ruby highlights. Light brown head. Good retention and lacing.
Packs a nose of coffee malt with citrus but more along the piney resinous hop angle. A little floral as well.
Lightly bitter but still with plenty of hop flavor bringing pine. The malt level is right up there with the hops with roasted coffee and chocolate.
I would liken this to the Alaskan Black IPA in terms of its easy drinking and not being in the upper tier of Black IPAs. It's def worth a try.
03-31-2013 00:37:21 | More by MattSweatshirt
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3.43/5 rDev -9%
Extra from Steve. Who would expect a dark deep blue bottle would be a black ipa from St. Arnold? Fairly basic, too much roast, overwhelming the hops. Deep black colour, a bit of smoke with the roast aroma. OK drinkability. Yes its there, the cascade hops, the roast, but Mediocre for the style.
05-05-2013 03:14:39 | More by Sammy
4.2/5 rDev +11.4%
I really like this style. As a native Houston guy, I also tend to root for my hometown brewery (although there are many more breweries in Houston, now).
My brother brought this one to me since I have onl been able to find the Red from the ICON series here in Abilene.
The pour is extremely dark brown and has a rather frothy head. Maybe a little active, but once it settled down the beer held a head for a few minutes before reducing to a thin layer across the surface of the beer.
It smells like Malta and yeast, but not overbearing. I'm also picking fruity, prune in the nose and coffee. The taste has lots of roastiness and prunes balanced with a really nice bitter hop flavor.
I like this beer a lot. I have had cascadian dark ales before and this one is definitely at the top of the list.
08-31-2013 23:14:47 | More by kyleelton
4.43/5 rDev +17.5%
Saint Arnold Icon Blue has a medium, beige head and a dark, yet clear, brown appearance, with thin lacing left behind. The aroma is very fruity, and I found it was of apricot. Taste is also quite fruity, but, here, I was picking up grapefruit. There is also sweetness, brown bread crust, and mild bitterness, but the overriding note is of the fruit. Mouthfeel is slick and medium, and Saint Arnold Icon Blue finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and easily drinkable. The 7% alcohol is just not picked up with this ale. Overall, it’s delightful, and I rate it as such.
05-14-2013 12:31:44 | More by RonaldTheriot
Icon Series: Cascadian Dark Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.