Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
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1,346 Ratings
Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark AleHop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An India Black Ale.
Available - May to September
Alc. by Vol. - 6.5% (2010), 6.9% (2011)
IBUs - 75

Added by JohnGalt1 on 05-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,346
Reviews:
506
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
Wants:
172
Gots:
125
For Trade:
1
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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jordanmckell
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nurt20
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beeeeeerman
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tyrawlings
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ALC82
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allstar255
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alohaneen
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-black and lovely. A nice creamy tan-color head.
S-slighty fruity but slightly chocolate notes. Very faint.
T-hops are a fruity-cannot pick it. Malts are nicely toasted without overpoweing hops. Slight chocolate notes.
M-a nice big body
O- a very well balanced cascadian dark ipa. I really enjoyed this one

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Photo of Kappakoosh
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jadler16
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerRunner
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CWVegas
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greasy
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ricknelson
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into a shaker pint glass. Extremely dark brown opaque brew with a frothy, creamy sponge toffee-like head three fingers high. Rich aroma of dark chocolate/cacao powder, white grapes, pine needles, grapefruit rind, this morning's coffee left out on the counter top all day, guava, warm orange juice, gummy worms ... This could be one of the best Cascadian darks/black IPAs I've yet to sample with the possible exception of the slightly more tropical Lagunitas Night Time. The balance between dark roast and fruity, spicy hops is nigh perfect, no mean feat even for some pretty reputable craft brewers. An initial flood of burnt chocolate pudding, raisins, and wood char is quickly supplanted (or perhaps complemented is the better word) by grapefruit, orange, mango, grape, and lime, without any appreciable flavor clash or other unpleasantness. Somehow starts roasted and dry while finishing sweet and fruity, with a pine note lurking throughout. Gets spicier and more resinous over time but clean and without any harshness. Just enough green flavor. Medium heavy body with ample chew and nice middle of the road carbonation. This changes my general level of enthusiasm for this style from lukewarm but open-minded to keen on further exploration. Gotta love these paradigm shifts that occasionally strike the ticker like lightning.

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Photo of elihull
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Crveballin
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite black IPAs.

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Photo of NorthSideSean
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Poupae
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery
4.06 out of 5 based on 1,346 ratings.
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