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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Can an IPA be black? Semantics aside, this noir version has subtle coffee undertones born of a blend of oats with dark, Munich and crystal malts. What emerges is something deeper, less orthodox, and all its own. After 22 trial runs in our Bend and Portland pubs, we got it right.
Malt: Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, Chocolate Wheat, Black Barley, Flaked Oats, Toasted Oats
Hops: Northern Brewer, Nugget, Centennial, Amarillo, Cascade, Citra


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4551) - Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 (2011 notes). Pours dark brown in color with a large beige head. Actually looks as much like Coke as any beer Iíve seen. The aroma and flavor have resiny and citrus hops wrapped around dark roasted malt. Grapefruit and earthy notes at the finish. Moderate bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2964) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

Vacation 2011 - Seattle and Olympic National Park

8/22/2011: Deschutes Hops in the Dark C.D.A. (Cascadian Dake Ale)... Aroma: Fresh, leafy, citrus-pine hop aroma; clementine, orange, red grapefruit, really slight undertone of chocolate. Appearance: Color reminds me of used motor oil (near black); pour produced a reverse cascade effect the build a really bubbly and frothy mocha-colored head; liquid is opaque. Flavor: Large hoppiness, but isnít in your face since it is well-balanced by the smooth caramel maltiness; dry, roasty chocolate and acidic coffee in the finish; ample bitterness grows, but seems slightly too leafy/vegetable regarding the hoppiness. Palate: Medium to medium-full body; slightly smooth to slightly viscous through the finish. Overall: I like the smell more than the taste, but this is still a really good beer.

22 fl. oz. bottle (Best By: 11/28/11; Alc. by Vol: 6.9%; 70 IBUs). Rating #478 for this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: I was quite impressed once I saw the contents of my bottle pour into my pint glass as a dark beer that looked like used motor oil except there was a fluffy formation of foam topping. The aroma is completely dominated with hops and leaves no trace of malts for the nose to detect. Flavors have a bold presence of hop as well, but do allow some room for a semi sweet touch of lightly roasted malts that balances well for this experimental style of IPAís.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1096) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bomber. Deep brown with a dark head. Hops and coffee. Really piney. Mmmmm.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3720) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle. The look is brownish in color, has an off white head, and is clearish. The smell is hops, malts, roasty, and ok. The taste is hops, roast, light toastiness, and nice.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
COMRADEJOSH (264) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
pour the dark with a two inch thick head. wonderful strong hop aroma. a tasty dark malt and just enough bittering to make an ipa but not a hop bomb. this is my new favorite dark beer in the states. it is like dunkelweizen is to hefeweizen takes a good beer and makes it better.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (721) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Damn good black IPA and from what I understand one of the first. This was over a year old and kept its character well. Malty roastiness was present in the aroma with a hint of hops. Very dark color with a tan head. The carbonation held up well and the weight was medium with a dryness on the finish. Well balanced toast, woody with a tinge of sweet followed by a good amount of bitterness. This may have gotten a little better with age. Worth the trip.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (1740) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours deep black color with a finger of dark tan head. Aroma is piney, citrus, and floral hops, and dark roasted malts. Taste is pine, citrus, hints of chocolate, coffee and some roasted barley.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (723) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours an opaque, very dark brown with a root beer head. Aromas of malted milk balls and cascade hops. The mouthfeel is soft and wet, but less viscous than the eyes would lead one to expect. A delightful mild carbonation scrub on the finish. Flavors are characterized by chocolate and tart citrus. Some floral essence as the olfactory becomes more involved in the taste. Lastly, a little smokiness that the hop bitterness tends to perpetuate. Iíve never been remarkably impressed with this beer. Donít get me wrong, itís better than average, but by Deschuttes standards, it is nothing about which to get too excited. Especially for the price.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5068) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, caramel, fruity hops, peach. Flavor is malts, caramel, coffee, chocolate, licorice, bitter fruity hops. Medium to full body, lively carbonation, bitter finish. Maybe more stoutlike than a Black IPA. 170113


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