Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by vic21234:
3.85/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Purchased from an online retailer, not available here in Illinois.
A- Pours very cola-like, dark brownish-black with a small amount of light toward the top and bottom of the glass. A finger's worth of an off-white head sticks around for awhile.
S- Not too much going on in the smell for me. Up front I get some slight citrusy hop notes make way to some roasty malts but neither are very dominant.
T- The taste of roasty malts hits first and lingers. Some hop notes are out back but not much. An overall bitterness from the hops is at the backend of each sip.
M- Medium-bodied, roasty, nicely carbonated.
While not a huge fan of the black ale/ black IPA genre, I thought this was an overall decent beer. Nice to have a Deschutes beer since it's not available around here.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2012 00:49:03 | More by vic21234
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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 1,141 ratings.