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Saint Arnold Icon Blue (Cascadian Dark Ale) - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Icon Blue (Cascadian Dark Ale)Saint Arnold Icon Blue (Cascadian Dark Ale)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

111 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%


Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Pesci on 03-19-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 00:37:21 | More by MattSweatshirt
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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.

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Saint Arnold Icon Blue (Cascadian Dark Ale) from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.