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Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark AleHop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale

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1,275 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,275
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 153
Gots: 112 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 05-27-2010

An India Black Ale.
Available - May to September
Alc. by Vol. - 6.5% (2010), 6.9% (2011)
IBUs - 75
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Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allstar255
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alohaneen
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-black and lovely. A nice creamy tan-color head.
S-slighty fruity but slightly chocolate notes. Very faint.
T-hops are a fruity-cannot pick it. Malts are nicely toasted without overpoweing hops. Slight chocolate notes.
M-a nice big body
O- a very well balanced cascadian dark ipa. I really enjoyed this one

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jadler16
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CWVegas
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greasy
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ricknelson
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into a shaker pint glass. Extremely dark brown opaque brew with a frothy, creamy sponge toffee-like head three fingers high. Rich aroma of dark chocolate/cacao powder, white grapes, pine needles, grapefruit rind, this morning's coffee left out on the counter top all day, guava, warm orange juice, gummy worms ... This could be one of the best Cascadian darks/black IPAs I've yet to sample with the possible exception of the slightly more tropical Lagunitas Night Time. The balance between dark roast and fruity, spicy hops is nigh perfect, no mean feat even for some pretty reputable craft brewers. An initial flood of burnt chocolate pudding, raisins, and wood char is quickly supplanted (or perhaps complemented is the better word) by grapefruit, orange, mango, grape, and lime, without any appreciable flavor clash or other unpleasantness. Somehow starts roasted and dry while finishing sweet and fruity, with a pine note lurking throughout. Gets spicier and more resinous over time but clean and without any harshness. Just enough green flavor. Medium heavy body with ample chew and nice middle of the road carbonation. This changes my general level of enthusiasm for this style from lukewarm but open-minded to keen on further exploration. Gotta love these paradigm shifts that occasionally strike the ticker like lightning.

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4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Crveballin
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite black IPAs.

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4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,275 ratings.