Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Philousa:
3.7/5 rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours black with very little head. A stiff swirl stirs up an earthy, soapy hop aroma, a bit of biscuit, followed by light roasted malt. Taste is dark, chocolatey malt finishing with soapy, bitter hops. This would be a much heavier beer if not for the alcohol and hop presence. Lingering bitterness stays at the back of the tongue, reminding you it's an IPA.
This is a very drinkable black IPA. The time of the year I tried it makes me wish I had it months before for freshness; it definitely would have benefited from it. Maybe I would have had some head after a stiff pour... Very solid black IPA, one of my favorites so far.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2011 04:35:23 | More by Philousa
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Black with a creamy lightish brown head.
S: Lots of floral and citric hops in the nose, and maybe just a touch of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate.
T: Tons of pine and floral hops, yet not overly bitter, some citrus, some coffee and roasted malt. Hop heavy.
M: Smooth and full bodied, a bit creamy.
O: A great example of the style, and one of my favorites from Deschutes.
Serving type: on-tap
01-17-2014 21:14:16 | More by BierJager89
Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 892 ratings.