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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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1,263 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,263
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 151
Gots: 107 | 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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 05-27-2010

An India Black Ale.
Available - May to September
Alc. by Vol. - 6.5% (2010), 6.9% (2011)
IBUs - 75
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Ratings: 1,263 | Reviews: 499 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Greasy
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ricknelson
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into a shaker pint glass. Extremely dark brown opaque brew with a frothy, creamy sponge toffee-like head three fingers high. Rich aroma of dark chocolate/cacao powder, white grapes, pine needles, grapefruit rind, this morning's coffee left out on the counter top all day, guava, warm orange juice, gummy worms ... This could be one of the best Cascadian darks/black IPAs I've yet to sample with the possible exception of the slightly more tropical Lagunitas Night Time. The balance between dark roast and fruity, spicy hops is nigh perfect, no mean feat even for some pretty reputable craft brewers. An initial flood of burnt chocolate pudding, raisins, and wood char is quickly supplanted (or perhaps complemented is the better word) by grapefruit, orange, mango, grape, and lime, without any appreciable flavor clash or other unpleasantness. Somehow starts roasted and dry while finishing sweet and fruity, with a pine note lurking throughout. Gets spicier and more resinous over time but clean and without any harshness. Just enough green flavor. Medium heavy body with ample chew and nice middle of the road carbonation. This changes my general level of enthusiasm for this style from lukewarm but open-minded to keen on further exploration. Gotta love these paradigm shifts that occasionally strike the ticker like lightning.

Photo of elihull
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Crveballin
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite black IPAs.

Photo of NorthSideSean
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Poupae
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of doom_deluise
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of double2chin
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of ManBearPat
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of nicole309
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.16/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of karlt
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of hosehead83
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Thedrizzle
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of LouZ
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Amaeda27
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buschbeer
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 PINT 6 FLUID OUNCE bottle
Served in a nonic pint glass

L - It is dark brown with amber highlights. It is topped with one third of a glass of mocha head that leaves nice lacing rings around the glass. The head lasts quite a while.

S - There is a good balance of citrus and roasted malt.

T - The taste is a little more focused on the citrus. The roasted malt comes through, barely.

F - Medium to full

O - It is good. I liked the initial taste more than the last. The grapefruit bitterness builds over the course of the beer, virtually eliminating any traces of the mild roasted malt.

Photo of teddyarrowhead
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,263 ratings.