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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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kevanb

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Notes, bomber into a pint glass.

It pours a lovely dark dark brown color with hints of amber and a smooth caramel head that exposes some lovely web lacing along the sides of the glass. Smells quite hoppy with hints of pine and a touch of coffee, very inviting. The taste is great, hoppy, bitter, lots of pine. It has lots of toasted malt flavors with some espresso flavors on the backend. It goes down smoothly although I do find it leaves a bit of a cottonmouth feel afterwards.

Verdict: One damn good black IPA. It mixes some great flavors in proper balance and with a milder 6.9% ABV it makes for great drinking.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 05:50:05 | More by kevanb
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Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 895 ratings.