Cascadian | Yukon Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Yukon Brewing Company
Yukon, Canada

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by biboergosum on 11-21-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - nearly impenetrable black, thin cover of head quickly dissipated to a miniscule outside ring
S - significant bakers chocolate, coffee, touch of earthiness, definitely dominated by maltiness here
T - cola and cocoa malt dominates up front, mild hop bite of pine and earthiness, light coffee finish
M - relatively light with medium carbonation, slightly chaulky and dry
O - this is dominated by maltiness such that is more of a porter than a cascadian IMO, the chocolate is pronounced and tasty, worth a try but not a stand out

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Photo of wordemupg
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into tulip 18/11/12 from notes

A dark cola, you can almost see the other side under the thumbs width of mocha foam, it falls fast and leaves two thick rings of lace representing the two sips I got in before the head fell

S cold coffee with some nutty toffee and dark bread, there's some hops in there for sure but it could use more, some butterscotch and chocolate as it warmed

T medium bodied with a mild bitter bite, good carbonation and a little citrus and char on the finish

O 1/4 point increments would work for this one as both smell and taste are teetering. Good version of a BIPA but but missing a little something to make it great.

I give Yukon props for new ideas and interesting seasonals but I think the best stuff they brew can be found year round in 6 packs of Lead Dog, Arctic Red, or Midnight Sun.

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Photo of leaddog
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a dark chestnut/cola brown with a very thin line of head.

Smell - Roasted malts, caramel, hint of hops.

Taste - Notes of roasted malts and caramel followed with a gentle kick of bitter hops. Roasted coffee/espresso bean also comes through.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A pretty good effort at crafting a Cascadian (Black IPA) by Yukon Brewing. I would have liked to see a little more flavour activity from the hops, but still an enjoyable brew.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 341 ml brown bottle, packaged in a cardboard tube. Pours out a deep brown colour, which turns to a cola hue when held to light. Short frothy light beige head that dissipates to a very thin cap.

Roasty dark malt on the nose, some nutty notes, hints of toffee, wafery dry chocolate, as well as coffee, with leafy grassy hops in the background.

Things switch around in the flavour. Some dry, roasty malt up front that very quickly gets overwhelmed by puckering piney and grapefruit citrus hops, with some herbal and spicy hop character joining in on the finish. A curious spicy warmth lingers on in the aftertaste.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, somewhat silky texture, however most of the body comes from a rather brisk, prickly carbonation.

One certainly gets their hop kick fix from this one, yet the malt seems a bit tame for the style and provides something of a passive backbone rather than fully participating within the flavour. That's not to detract from the enjoyment of it, however it tends to lead to a rather lop-sided experience.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle, comes in a cardboard tube, itself strewn with semi-amusing bon mots and associated imagery. Brewed with Millennium, Cascade, and Glacier hops, in celebration of the winter solstice.

This beer pours a very dark, reddish amber hue, with one pudgy finger of fizzy, foamy, and ultimately a bit creamy beige head, which leaves a low, undulating rocky seashore of lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells of roasted caramel malt (a tad on the nutty side), mildly zingy citrus rind, some decent drupe fruitiness, a bit of wintergreen, and a subtle woody/leafy character. The taste is lightly toasted, bready malt, more dry, earthy nuttiness, subdued acrid citrus pith, and herbal, leafy hops.

The carbonation is even, and just supportive enough, the body a sturdy medium weight, and mostly smooth. It finishes with a final flourish of nutty malt, before a stern drying leafy, fruity, and herbal hoppiness cleans up.

An enjoyable version of the style, with a nicely twisted hop essence, and a solid enough connection between the 'black' side of the beer and the brewer's home turf - the wee bit of extra alcohol a cockles-warming bonus.

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Cascadian from Yukon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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