Saint Arnold Icon Blue (Cascadian Dark Ale) - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 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.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2013 23:14:47 | More by kyleelton
Saint Arnold Icon Blue (Cascadian Dark Ale) from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.