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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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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,139 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,139
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 145
Gots: 86 | 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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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown, just short of black with a huge rocky cap and great retention. Impressive.

S: Citrus and pine. Smells like Cascades. Underneath that, some roasted malt, but the Cascades aren’t giving much ground.

T: Strong roasted malt base is much more assertive and hops much less pronounced here. Bitter coffee is the primary flavor, along with pine, grapefruit and hints of chocolate. Finish is long and very bitter.

M: Medium bodied and slightly oily with moderate carbonation and a bit drying effect.

Not bad, but a little too bitter and rough around the edges for my preferences. Admittedly, I’m not a fan of this style, but liked the Alaskan version much better.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 05:22:29 | More by GeezLynn
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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.

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Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,139 ratings.