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RATINGS: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bartzilla (577) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
This was very good. Poured to an almost porter appearance and had a nice, pungent aroma. First sip went down super smooth and the rest just as much, if not more. Just a hint of the dark malt comes out from behind the christmas tree, making it very well balanced for the style. I guess this is a style now... the black ipa. Or cascadian ipa. I guess there’s some contention in the brew circles as to what this should be classified as. How about Dark IPA? Bah, too pedestrian for us nerds. Overall, a tasty beverage.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1351) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
A nice dark. Pours a pretty deep black with a tan head. Smells of coffee and vanilla. Taste is coffee all the way, with some vanilla in the finish. Had on tap at Bay Area Brew Fest 2015.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Great black IPA or is it cascadian black ale. Dark pine hop aroma brings out the IPA part. Coffee aroma brings out the dark side. Pours black with tan head. Taste of balanced hops and dark malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mysticbrew (83) - - MAY 22, 2015
2012 bottle cracked 2015. Still holds a nice flavor, color and aroma. Tasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2986) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2015
Bottle sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2015! Pretty standard black IPA with nice roasty malts under piney hop notes. Medium bitterness, good body, mild carbonation. Not too shabby.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2981) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a blackish brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of pine, chocolate, citrus and coffee. Flavor was roasty and mildly bitter with pine, coffee, citrus, chocolate, and grapefruit. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Dark reddish-brown pour with a brown head. Aroma is fruity hops. Taste is fruity hops, roasted malt, nice balance of roasted malt and hops. Worth the price of the bottle. Great lacing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle pours black with big brown head. Aroma is roasted chocolate and pine, taste is dry bitter coffee roast and pine, tasty

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4352) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle from Wine Emporium 220115. Hoppy dark beer that is very tasty and very moreish. Another winner from Deschutes.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WABeerFiend (327) - - JAN 17, 2015
08.21.14 best by. Poured into a mason jar style glass on 07.29.14. A: Citrus and caramel. A: Midnight black with some red. 1 1/2 finger tan head that retains very well. T: Grapefruit and caramel dominate. Roastiness and cocoa are subtle. P: Creamy and crisp. Good carbonation. O: This is like a hoppy porter. It wasn’t as hoppy as other CDAs, but Deschutes seems to strive more for balance rather than IBU crowns.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CopterScott (206) - Kansas, USA - DEC 22, 2014
black with about a finger of tan head. Aroma is light pine hops and roast. Flavor is light hops, roast, cocoa, and coffee.


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