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Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale - Deschutes Brewery

Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark AleHop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

895 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 895
Reviews: 457
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%


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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beerdrifter

Germany

3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend picked this one up for me. Dark brown, almost black pour with nice tan two finger head with good retention and great lacing. Earthy, roasty, slightly subdued nose with hints of citrus, dark chocolate, coffee, and just a touch of pine and nuts. The taste is noticeably more bold with a nice roasted malt profile up front, meshing nicely with a tangy, fresh hop bitterness on the finish. Lots of dark chocolate and espresso, and as it warms, the citrus comes alive with a touch of pine as well. The mouthfeel is slightly thick and a bit oily, with a really bitter finish. Most of the Black IPA's I've had are more of a stout/IPA cross, where this was more of a porter/IPA. Definitely a unique interpretation of the style, and one that I will revisit. A solid offering from Deschutes.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 15:44:06 | More by beerdrifter
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Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 895 ratings.