Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by mojo437:
4.3/5 rDev +4.4%
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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4.5/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Black with a creamy lightish brown head.
S: Lots of floral and citric hops in the nose, and maybe just a touch of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate.
T: Tons of pine and floral hops, yet not overly bitter, some citrus, some coffee and roasted malt. Hop heavy.
M: Smooth and full bodied, a bit creamy.
O: A great example of the style, and one of my favorites from Deschutes.
Serving type: on-tap
01-17-2014 21:14:16 | More by BierJager89
Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery
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