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Event Horizon Cascadian Dark Ale | COAST Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
coastbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Beer brewed like a stout but with the flavors of an IPA.

Added by mikesgroove on 08-27-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
82
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
19.48%
 
 
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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 82
Photo of craytonic
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

FRESH Growler courtesy of Kkipple, sampled with him and habmike

Appearance: Dark brown pour with ruby-red edges, big head with nice lacing. Looks like a porter

Smell: Hops like a freight train! Grapefruit, pine resin, and citrus with a dark/roast malt backdrop. Guys gave me a hard time for snorting from the bottle

Taste: This beer has hops like Bill Gates has money. Actually a bit too many, there is a dominant bitterness on the finish. Lots of grapefruit, pine, citrus, etc with the dark malt backdrop.

Mouthfeel: Great creamy, well-carbonated mouthfeel. Not super full, ABV is only 6,5% as compared to boy king

Drinkability: So intense you can't drink a ton of it. This is good, but I prefer boy king.

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Photo of avalon07
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a growler to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and thick, murky texture. There was an inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: Lots of resiny hops here, along with a nice dose of malt.

T: Tasted of pine, West Coast hops, some citrus and some roasted malt. Very well balanced, with a lot of flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

D: An easy to drink, well made, drinkable beer.

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Photo of cdizinno
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: Poured into a pint glass from a growler purchased at Green's, Piney Grove, Columbia.

A: Dark, murky brown. Nice fluffy light tan head that barely recedes from the original 2+ finger thickness. Heavy lacing.

S: All kinds of fresh hops! Pine, citrus and a background of roasted maltiness.

T&M: Smooth and crisp. Pine and a mix of citrus with that lingering mild, roasted maltiness that is balanced perfectly. Background hints of mild dark chocolate from the malts, I guess? Medium bodied.

Highly drinkable. This is definitely way up there, right along with that Sculpin. This is too original not to give a perfect score due to its originality. WOW! Great job Coast, you've done it again.

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Photo of jsanford
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a freshly-filled CBX growler into my New Belgium globe.

A - Pours a dark cola brown with slight reddish tints. The creamy khaki-colored head never quite disappears completely and actually re-forms itself if you swirl the beer. Nice sudsy lacing on the sides of the glass. Very pretty, looks more like a Porter then a IPA!

S - Hop explosion! Smells like fresh hop pellets, not sure the varietal (kinda reminds me of GUBNA, so perhaps Summit?). Grapefruit, tons of pine resin, and a slight bit of "cattiness" make for a very enjoyable nose.

T - Uhh...more hops! Grapefruit, orange and pine resin dominate, but this is far from unbalanced as the dark roasted malt makes it's presence known and provides a solid backbone for all those hops.

M - Nice and creamy, very full mouthfeel without the body being too heavy. Carbonation is spot-on, nice and crisp.

D - Very drinkable, but hop-haters stay far away as this one will melt your tastebuds. Luckily, I love hops and can see this growler disappearing waay to fast. A very interesting beer that combines the full, creamy mouthfeel of a porter with the blistering hoppiness of a DIPA. I hate to be such a Homer, but COAST really did it again, this one is phenomenal! Great job, David and Jaime!

EDIT : OK, no Summit but "chock full of Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, and Citra hops". Damn, that's a lot of hops!

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Photo of GottistGut
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Been on here about three years now and still haven't posted a review. Figured I couldn't pass up the chance to be first on this one.

Picked up a growler from CBX today and poured into a Savannah Craft Brew Fest tasting glass.

A: Hazy, deep amber with tints of burnt orange around the edge of the glass. Fluffy, off white, almost khaki head. Looks great.

S: Hops; all of them. Imagine grapefruits growing on a pine tree. (note: popped the cap on this growler, stuck my nose in it and just about caught a buzz off the vapors.)

T: See above. Hops dominate. Just when I think I am getting a hint of roasty malt sweetness I get slapped in the tongue by by a piece of pine.

M: Pretty good, nice carbonation. Only complaint is it feels a little thin.

D: I guess the thin mouthfeel pays off here in that it goes down real easy. Even with those hops lingering on I find myself going back for more.

Prost!

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Event Horizon Cascadian Dark Ale from COAST Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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