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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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bagpiper2005

Idaho

4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour: Dark brown to black in color with a tan head that retained well and left a ridiculous amount of lacing on the glass

Smell: Piney and floral hops dominate the nose with underlying notes of caramel and chocolate. A little bit of alcohol aroma.

Taste: Pretty much a combination of a porter and an IPA. Starts off with a semi-sweet caramel and chocolate malt flavor which then gives way into some smoke and coffee flavor. Big piney hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with active carbonation and velvety smooth.

Drinkability: A bit more sessionable than a porter or a stout, but still pretty much a sipping beer.

Final Notes: A very, very interesting beer. Would go well with a wide variety of foods given that it has characteristics of more than one style. Would appeal to both dark beer and hop lovers.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2010 01:24:29 | More by bagpiper2005
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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.

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