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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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92
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1,122 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,122
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 144
Gots: 87 | 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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vkv822

Oregon

4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into snifter.

This beer pours black with a thick foamy tan head with decent retention and wonderful lacing.
After first being poured the aroma is of extremely resiny and citrusy hops with a light roasted malt backing, but as it sits, a roasty malt aroma becomes more prevalent.
The flavor was a bit off setting at first, but it is truly an enjoyable mix of bitter citrus hops, and a nutty and slight chocolate roasted malt backing. As it warms slightly the balance of these flavors becomes even more mixed and enjoyable.
It has a pleasant medium body with strong carbonation, but does not become over bearing. This is a very drinkable brew, and I do plan on picking it up again soon as I have yet to find such a well balanced mix of hops and malt.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 01:25:21 | More by vkv822
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Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,122 ratings.