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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

1,122 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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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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AlbertVogler

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-18-2014 00:20:18 | More by AlbertVogler
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bh123

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-17-2014 06:35:00 | More by bh123
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jakewatt135

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-17-2014 03:04:54 | More by jakewatt135
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prock180

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-17-2014 01:01:31 | More by prock180
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-16-2014 05:51:19 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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jeff1973

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-16-2014 00:52:53 | More by jeff1973
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dorne29


3/5  rDev -27%

07-16-2014 00:37:21 | More by dorne29
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RyanK252

California

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into BarrelHouse Brewing pint glass

A: Pours a beautiful dark brown mahogany with a healthy amount of creamy brown foam that lasts and laces quite nicely. Not a lot of light makes it through the glass.

S: To me the smell is dominated by the dark roasted malt, lots of coffee and dark chocolate, but also a little floral and pine hop note in there.

T: Bold coffee and citrus hops up front but balanced by chocolate and malt sweetness on the finish. A bit of an almost grapefruit like bitterness at the end.

M: Medium body, pretty moderate carbonation.

O: Drinks more like a hoppy porter than a strong black IPA, but very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 03:53:33 | More by RyanK252
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Dsimenson

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-15-2014 03:32:35 | More by Dsimenson
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KevinL

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-14-2014 15:54:29 | More by KevinL
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jeffaroo95

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-14-2014 03:08:25 | More by jeffaroo95
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Christopherfox


3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

07-14-2014 01:34:03 | More by Christopherfox
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cvalleskey

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-13-2014 03:18:35 | More by cvalleskey
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BrewSTL

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-12-2014 21:39:51 | More by BrewSTL
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WiggyKGB

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-12-2014 18:56:25 | More by WiggyKGB
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a dark ruby brown color. On the pour a rich dense head forms with a light beige color. Makes a nice color combo. The head is long lasting with generous lacing in it's wake.

The aroma is pretty complex with two sides playing off each other. On one hand we have the aromas typical of a porter: dark malts slightly roasted with hints of cocoa and coffee. On the other hand it's hoppy though slightly more subtle due to age. Hops have a citrusy and tropical smell. Nice play.

The taste is quite good too. I personally like black IPA's with a roasted malt aspect, like this one.
The taste has a rich roasted malt taste balanced by some, but faded, bright citrusy hops.
Drinks full body and velvetty smooth. Bitter at the end.
Overall, I like this beer. I like the complexity of the smell and taste. It has a striking appearance and is easy to drink. Well made.
As it were I happen to have on Queensryche' Jet City Women which paired quite nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 11:46:11 | More by micromaniac129
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GreenMind

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-12-2014 06:54:11 | More by GreenMind
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Just shy of three finger's worth of slightly late to develop cascading creamy and lush medium brown colored head with a waffled top... Rock star retention... Once receded there is an ultra thick, ultra creamy, ultra lush layer of whipped lacing... The color is a deep menacing dark brown that allows just the slightest bit of light to leak in around the edges of the glass... Mostly still with just a few small carbonation streaks seen towards the top of the glass... Sheets of lacing cling to the sides of the glass...

S - A bit restrained but quite satisfying... There is a pleasant mix of earthy and noble hops... Some lightly roasted malt... A hint of milk chocolate... Perhaps just a faint whiff of vanilla is noticeable with a very deep inhale...

T - The flavor profile is dialed up several notches from the timid aroma... The slight burnt and charred character of the roasted malt dominates throughout... It yields occasionally to allow a sharp piney hop bite to emerge and impress... Perhaps a hint of bitter dark baker's chocolate... Very nice...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Limited yet sharp carbonation... Starts smooth and finishes with a bit of a burnt texture... Attention grabbing...

D - A stellar American Black Ale that lags the best in class by just the slightest of margins... A bit more aroma and a bit more of a well rounded taste and mouthfeel would elevate this one to epic... Regardless this is a rock solid offering from the fine folks from Deschutes who continue to impress me since entered the PA market... I can easily recommend without hesitation...

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 01:59:28 | More by philbe311
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SlightlyGrey

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-12-2014 00:05:56 | More by SlightlyGrey
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Farnswurth

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-11-2014 00:51:18 | More by Farnswurth
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abex44

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-10-2014 17:29:21 | More by abex44
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-10-2014 03:39:34 | More by bobv
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-09-2014 22:30:04 | More by jbaker67
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ThurmondTX

Texas

3/5  rDev -27%

07-09-2014 21:15:07 | More by ThurmondTX
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Tictactisag


3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-09-2014 07:40:02 | More by Tictactisag
Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,122 ratings.