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Icon Series: Cascadian Dark Ale - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Icon Series: Cascadian Dark AleIcon Series: Cascadian Dark Ale

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85
very good

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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:
The key to a Black IPA is to artfully balance the aggressive hop flavor and bitter with the roast of the black malt to create a wonderful marriage of the two competing tastes. Icon Blue starts with a big hop nose up front, the result of Centennial and Simcoe additions at end of boil and dry hopping. There is also a roast malt character that starts with the nose and goes all the way through the end. At the finish, the Chinook and Columbus hops kick in to create a lasting bitter. We fermented this beer with our Saint Arnold ale yeast, which contributes an additional complexity. This beer is best served at 45°F to 55°F.

This beer was inspired by Pete Garza’s winning entry in the 2012 Big Batch Brew Bash.

(Beer added by: Pesci on 03-19-2013)
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WickedD365

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

05-23-2013 20:17:52 | More by WickedD365
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Pesci

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.9%

It is a Cascadian Dark Ale, aka Black IPA. It has a big hop nose and flavor with a great roast finish yet with a light body that allows the hops to come through.
The initial nose is both malty and hoppy at the same time when poured from a cold bottle. Neither trait dominates the nose. The first sip begins very malty, with the essence of dark roasted malt coating the tongue, followed by a bitter hoppy middle. It leads into a clean finish with a hoppy aftertaste followed by a mild warming effect in the mouth and body.

03-19-2013 18:43:14 | More by Pesci
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BGsWo22

New York

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

04-13-2013 23:41:59 | More by BGsWo22
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porter0209

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

08-14-2014 22:01:39 | More by porter0209
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Rau71

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

05-01-2013 03:53:27 | More by Rau71
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JasonMinck

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.4%

09-08-2013 10:33:15 | More by JasonMinck
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BuddyE

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -20.4%

05-14-2013 14:51:49 | More by BuddyE
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.4%

05-03-2013 14:05:48 | More by jenray
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mcdsports

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-24-2013 02:02:51 | More by mcdsports
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California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

05-01-2013 03:53:15 | More by 1424IpA
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-19-2013 05:14:04 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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blastoderm55

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-07-2013 02:56:26 | More by blastoderm55
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RickDeLucio

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-23-2013 15:38:03 | More by RickDeLucio
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-30-2013 23:20:05 | More by roodie
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dcloeren

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

05-21-2013 20:30:00 | More by dcloeren
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NeverSettle

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

05-22-2013 23:18:35 | More by NeverSettle
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Lance87

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

05-27-2014 18:48:03 | More by Lance87
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SavvyStudent

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

04-26-2014 21:30:55 | More by SavvyStudent
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zbooks

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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truesolution

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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
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Ben7773

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-21-2014 23:09:58 | More by Ben7773
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-30-2013 20:38:24 | More by BKotch
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DemDumplingz

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-08-2013 05:08:30 | More by DemDumplingz
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afluentturtle

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-31-2013 01:13:13 | More by afluentturtle
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Icon Series: Cascadian Dark Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.