Squid Ink CDA | The Pike Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
The Pike Brewing Company
Washington, United States
pikebrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beertunes on 03-20-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
9
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
14.29%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 9
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.04/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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Photo of mactrail
3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Certainly as black as any beer I’ve seen, but the foam is a light beige. Interesting roast malt aroma with some herbal hops. Frothy in the mouth. Pleasant malty sweetness makes this more of a big hoppy Stout than an IPA. But the serious bitterness finally comes home to chew on the unwary tongue.

Grainy and sugary. Not my favorite combination. It’s like a caramel candy made with a double dose of expresso. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Central Market - Shoreline.

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Photo of ericj551
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of beertunes
3.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The bartender didn't have any info on this brew, so I don't know if it actually contains squid ink. Served in straight pint glass. Poured a solid black color, no translucence, with over 1/2 inch of tan head that had OK retention and good lacing.

The aroma was fairly typical for the style, a bit of malt, a touch of roastiness, and a big blend of floral and citrus hops. The taste profile was pretty much identical, the clash between the hops and roast highlighting what I don't care for in this style.

The body was the typical medium of the style. Drinkability was OK, if you're a fan of the style, you'll likely rate it higher. Overall, not a bad brew. Worth a shot if you see it, if you really like the style, it's probably worth some effort to seek out.

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4/5  rDev +19%

Squid Ink CDA from The Pike Brewing Company
3.36 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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