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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

1,141 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,141
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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Rchap1

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4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up at Susan's Wine and Spirits in Santa Fe.

A: They're not lying, it's pretty dark. Considering the smell, I figured it'd be lighter than it is. Pretty minimal lacing as well.

S: Smells just like a really solid IPA. Tons of good hop smell, not bitter at all, actually kind of citrusy.

T: Great! This thing again has a great hop flavor to it, lots of citrus. Almost makes me wonder what about this beer besides the color makes it not an IPA, since I'm not really picking up on the malt flavors that the label mentions.

M: Surprisingly full, and there's a lot of flavor that lingers well after you're done sipping. I'm a pretty big fan of that aspect.

D: Considering this is a Bond Street Series, and only comes in bombers, I could see myself putting a couple of these down in a sitting without too much ill effect. It goes down very easily, and is pretty refreshing on a warm summer evening.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 02:39:16 | More by Rchap1
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Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,141 ratings.