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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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1,259 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,259
Reviews: 496
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 147
Gots: 105 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black with a thick head of tan foam and lots of lacing.

Smell: Citrus, pine, malts.

Taste: Opposite of the scent: Roasted malts, pine, and citrus.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a bitter hop finish.

The Verdict: Pretty good. Smells like an IPA, tastes like dark beer at first. As it warms the malts smooth out and the hop character comes out more. Nicely done, nicely balanced.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black color with a dark beige big thick head with excellent retention and leaving lots of laces.
Nice citrusy aroma with notes of grapefruit, pine, chocolate and roasted malts. It has hold up pretty well; I believe this is close to their best buy date.
Bold flavor with notes of pine, grapefruit, lemon zest, char, coffee, caramels, cocoa, resin, earthy and citrus hops, lots of dark fruits and spices. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste. It has a long lasting hop and roasted notes. You can pleasantly feel its 70 IBUs.
Medium to full body with mild, though slightly fizzy carbonation with tiny bubbles. Alcohol of 6.8% abv is absent.
This is an awesome beer, flavorful and balancing its intensive flavors in an elegant and equal way. And incredibly this has aged well, gained extra points for that. Recommendable.
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Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,259 ratings.