rmussman (1586) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Gooney (381) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle $5. Dark black color with a mocha head. Smells slightly hoppy but a lot more malty. Tastes like black butte porter with a bit of orange from the hops. Overall this just wasnít hoppy enough for me like most of Deschuteís IPAís and pale ales. For hoppy dark ales I would much rather have a Stone self-righteous ale.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-05-2010 18:23:45
mikeschuld (52) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hop aroma shows up clearly and it pours clear with a small head. Very nice dark malt flavors and smooth mouthfeel.
Ratman197 (8487) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
omber poured a clear dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of pink graspefruit, orange, tropical fruit, pine, light charcoal and light roastiness. Palate was m edium bodied and smooth with a drty finish. Flavors of charcoal, roastiness, grapefruit, orange zest and pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish. I still donít like the Cascadian dark moniker.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours black with a 1/4 inch white head that subsides to a mere gathering of film.
Aroma: A mixture of Amarillo and fresh herbs. Slight roast notes, but very faint.
Taste: Bitter herbal hops, dry roast and slight grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: Thin and coating.
Overall: A black IPA I really like, something that could stand tall next to Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale (MY favorite Black IPA).
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber $4.99, what a deal. Aroma is pine and faint mixture of coco and malt. Pour is dark red-brown, but finishes black in glasss with a very minimal head that dissipates fast. Taste has a roasted malt and chocolate pine flavor which is very interesting. Palate is medium and chaulky, finishes dry. Another good and interesting beer from Deschutes, and only $4.99.