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Icon Series: Cascadian Dark Ale - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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85
very good

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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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.

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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.

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Icon Series: Cascadian Dark Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.