Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Dixonian:
3.98/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
I'm digging this new style as well as this brewer's series so was excited to try this one.
Excellent dark color-part of why I think I enjoy the style is because you don't usually expect something so dark to be hoppy. Nice tan head that held. Citrus and piney hop aroma-MMM!
Flavor is roasty and slightly sweet with a decent hop bite. Chocolate malt-bit of toffee.
Reminds of a porter in the after taste only hoppier of course. Mouthfeel is just OK-nothing too incredible but quite drinkable especially at the 6.5% abv.
I'll most likely buy at least one more of these while it's around but would go with a Stong Sublimely over this any day.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2010 00:33:18 | More by Dixonian
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Serving Type - 22oz bottle
Appearance - Dark Brown With black trace, 1 inch foamy head with some nice lacing.
Smell - Smoked malts, grapefruit hops, some coffee, minor chocolate, some brown sugar, molasses, some spices.
Taste - Starts off with a grapefruity hop bite, mixed with some coffee and smoked malts. A bit tart, plenty of dark fruits also like plum and raisin. Some molasses and brown sugar provide some minor sweetness. Some smokey notes and final kick of dark fruits round this out.
Mouthfeel - Hops start out and coat the tongue. Palate picks up smoky malts, sugars and more fruits. Aftertaste is bitter, coffee and malts.
Overall - Very good. Nice amount of hops, malts and coffee. Balanced well, nothing is overpowered but this beer comes up a little thin and weak. Still, very good, and recommended for the black ipa fans.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 23:57:46 | More by wvsabbath
Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,146 ratings.