Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by bagpiper2005:
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
More User Reviews:
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 1,139 ratings.