Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by cbarrett4:
3.93/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Tasted several times from tap and bottle with consistent notes.
A - Dark brown/black though somewhat translucent, decent head, minimal lace.
S - Odd mix of roasted dark notes and some citrus and hops, the citrus is definitely the most prominent.
T - The taste is a kind of grab bag like the nose; lot's of toasted dark notes and some citrus backing things up.
M - Light bodied and a little rough due to the tannins, but overall good texture and minimal alcohol burn.
D - Pretty nice sipping brew, especially for those who like porters and stouts but don't want to go with anything quite so heavy.
Serving type: on-tap
08-11-2010 23:35:41 | More by cbarrett4
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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 1,143 ratings.