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

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a goblet.

A: Darker than I expected for the style. Moderate head with persistent lacing.

S: Sweet and hoppy, with some malt.

T: Yum. Good roast in the malt, like a winter ale, but hoppier. Exceptionally clean finish.

M: A little thin, with carbonation that fades too quickly.

D: Would make a great winter session beer if the ABV were a tad lower. Very easy drinking.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a La Chouffe tulip.

A: The beer poured with a fluffy 2 finger dark tan head.

S: The smell was a mixture of smoke and chocolate from the roasted malt and spicy citrus from the hops, with the nose from the hops winning out.

T: The initial taste of this beer was of roasted coffee and chocolate with a hint of a smoked flavor, then mid way through to the finish it is all hops. The hops where both piney and grapefruity.

M: The mouthfeel was of a medium texture and had a nice level of carbonation.

D: This is a very drinkable and refreshing brew.

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Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery
4.06 out of 5 based on 1,345 ratings.
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