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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

1,151 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,151
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 145
Gots: 89 | 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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mojo437

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A friend brought over this dark ale, and I had never heard of it before; a fan of dark ales, I decided to take the tasting very seriously.

I, The Friend, brought over this bottle and we drank most of it, and then decided to put the last 1/3 in a glass and be serious and stuff. The Host and I joked around and made some serious comments about the beer which were true. The beer tasted good and I drank it in the kitchen, it had nice dry malt aftertaste, an atypical CDA.

Meanwhile, while my guest tasted and sniffed and closed his eyes, I awaited my sip. It smelled sweet, but in more of a honey way than a sugar way. It slipped down my gullet. The feel in my mouth after was surely the highlight of the sip.

I, The Friend, finds it hard to rate the appearance of a CDA. It's dark, what more to say? The smell tasted like woodberries if you can imagine that. I, The Friend have begun to suspect the host is peeing sitting down on the toilet. I've been sitting by the bathroom door listening for clues.

Back from the toilet, I felt a strange energy in the room. I don't think it the fault of "Hop In The Dark", but I was certainly experiencing a case of paranoia. Next sip (more eager this time): it's dark, sure, but it's creamy. Yup, smooth. There is a faint bitterness: as if the sides of my tongue were being scratched lightly as I swallowed. And I swallowed.

I, The Friend, find a beautiful bitter at the bottom, good stuff sits deep. I have turned on his player piano in his drawing room. The power goes out. I realize there are three HITD left. It should be a good morning. Woodberries for life.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 05:35:24 | More by mojo437
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Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,151 ratings.