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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
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Poured dark brown, roasted malts, pinet and earthy hops, little coffee, little caramel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WhatNewinBooze (18) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2010
We just received the new release of the Bond Street Series from Deschutes Brewery last week, and you know I had to take one home and try it the second I laid my eyes upon this tasty treat. This beer is great combination of roasted malts and intense hops. Pours an extremely dark chocolate brown with a slight bit a maroon showing up on the edges with a thin light tan head. The aromas scream IPA with intense citrus notes like grapefruit and fresh sliced oranges. You do pick up slight notes of roasted malts on the nose but it is tough to get through all the citrus. At first sip I really noticed the hops but as time progressed and the beer warmed the sweet and toasty flavors grain began to come through and actually becomes extremely well balanced. Overall this is a great beer for IPA lovers or anybody that wants to try something new.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pour is deep chocolate brown with a minimal tan head. The nose is floral, earthy, grass hops. Perhaps some pine in there as well as some dark chocolate malt and roasted coffee. The palate is a less powerful version of hops than the nose with a small roasted coffee and dark bitter chocolate taste. The palate is between thin and moderate with a nice amount of carbonation. Good CDA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2701) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Pretty impressive although it is definitely hop forward and missing some of the roasted malt/caramel complexity that other dark pales display. Extreme mahogany pour with a small eggshell/toffee colored-pour that shows 1/2 inch foam that sticks around for approximately 1/2 hour Extremely enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Fresh earthy hop aroma, little piney. jet black, sticky tan head. powerful hop presence, orange citrus comes out in contrast to the toasty coffee base. hops everywhere, leafy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Really surprised when you have a dark ale called an IPA and it pours out the color of a porter. The aroma is refreshing and full of hops. You can really taste the strong Cascade hops. The head on this one is pretty thick and quickly reduces down. Nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Pours a near black deep brown with a quickly surging beige head. Slightly acidic roast in the aroma, a hint of coffee, earthy, floral, and grassy hops. The flavor seems less assertive than the aroma, with gentle bitter roastiness, dank grassy and earthy hops. Fairly low bitterness for the style. Body is a little watery feeling. Not as good as I was hoping for.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Nose is earthy hops, somewhat floral with light caramel and roasted malt notes. Pours dark brown almost black, not much in the way of head or lace. Roasty, light caramel sweetness, earthy hops in the finish. Dry with light lingering roast and soft to medium bitterness. Well made but not as assertive as I would have liked.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Pours a deep black with a large sticky light brown head with large co2 bubbles that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is roasted barley, malt, piney hops, spices. Flavor is roast, barley, bitter hops, chocolate, malt, nice balance between hop bitterness, roast, and malt sweetness. Excellent black IPA.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2010
22 oz bottle from Safeway - This beer is about as close to perfect as I can remember. Please update this with the correct classification. Fantastic dark malt aroma and flavor with a perfect amount of citrus and floral hops. Awesome beer. Deschutes calls it a Cascadian Dark Ale, but I believe the official style is India Black Ale now. In any case, it is not an IPA.


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