Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Rchap1:
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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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 1,141 ratings.