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Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
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1,227 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,227
Reviews: 496
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 142
Gots: 107 | 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:
An India Black Ale.
Available - May to September
Alc. by Vol. - 6.5% (2010), 6.9% (2011)
IBUs - 75

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 05-27-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Berg77, Thursday at 01:53 PM
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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%

wlynch, Monday at 12:55 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

BeerSnobRobinson, Oct 18, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -4.6%

CruzWilder, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

BobbyDigitali, Oct 16, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%

Rocksteady1002, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

rwilde, Oct 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Very dark very good, smoky and smooth, smells like pale ale, creeper strong

moundbz, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Skillz, Oct 12, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 Vintage 6.8%

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate/cola brown with two fingers of frothy light mocha head. Excellent horizontal lines of lacing left on the glass.

Smell - Roasted malts, cocoa, earthy and citrus hops, citrus rind.

Taste - Upfront roasted malts and bitter cocoa, followed up by the earthy and citrus hops that linger with bitterness into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-to-full bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - An excellent Cascadian dark ale by Deschutes Brewery. Hits all the marks in terms of style with roasted malts and an earthy/citrus hop profile. I like the the hops held off until the finish, allowing the malts to showcase their roasted flavour. A real hit.

leaddog, Oct 06, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

dertyed, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

bitrswtmtl1, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

BeerNW, Oct 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

CorgiDad, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Razonulzer, Sep 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

mpg2384, Sep 28, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L- Pours dark with no light getting through with dark creamy two finger head.
S- piney citrus
T- roasted malt with big piney hop taste. They blend together very well. Hops continue bursting well after consumption.
F- best part. Hop bite yest finishes very smoothly.
O- very unique dark roasts hoppy beer.

Gobearswalter34, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

GRG1313, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

qcghost, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Dbrulet, Sep 22, 2014
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kbrown, Sep 20, 2014
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Nunya, Sep 20, 2014
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Moose90, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black with a thick head of tan foam and lots of lacing.

Smell: Citrus, pine, malts.

Taste: Opposite of the scent: Roasted malts, pine, and citrus.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a bitter hop finish.

The Verdict: Pretty good. Smells like an IPA, tastes like dark beer at first. As it warms the malts smooth out and the hop character comes out more. Nicely done, nicely balanced.

TheMarkE, Sep 19, 2014
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Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,227 ratings.