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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Swordfish Double Cascadian Dark Ale (CDA) is dark in color, with a prominent “Northwest” hoppy aroma – citrusy, piney and resinous – with sweet malt, hints of roastiness and toasted malt. The flavors strike a beautiful balance between citrusy Northwest hops and, to a lesser degree, roasted, chocolate malt or caramel notes. Despite it’s rich color, the body is more reminiscent of an India Pale Ale, not heavy like a porter or stout. It takes the very deft hands of our Fish brewers to make these flavors play well together so that they don’t fight one another. But as you’ll see with Swordfish CDA, when that perfect balance is struck, something sublime happens; the result becomes more than the sum of its parts and you’ll finally taste what makes a Casdadian Dark Ale so special. Available April 1st – June 30th in 22oz bottles & draft

jcartamdg's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Pours jet black with a mocha head. Aroma of bitter piney hops and roasted and chocolate malts. Taste follows, tastes like a hoppy stout. Drinks like an ipa. Interesting but not a beer is seek put again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4982) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2015
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a dark cola with a tan head. Toasted nose. Flavors of caramel and orange. Smooth and rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8656) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Tap at Culmination. Very dark opaque pour with a clingy beige head. Creamy. Mild roast. Mild citrus. Quite good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steverus0 (243) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Pours a lovely black with toffee head. Noticeable caramel malts with slight chocolate, but lots of hops coming forward. Rich mouthfeel with slight malted sweetness paired with strong hoppy bitters. A really solid and pleasant brew with plenty of interesting quirks that could keep me coming back. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5499) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body under a small fizzy light brown head. The nose is balanced between chocolate, roast, citrusy hops, and dark caramel. The flavor leans towards the Porter qualities I’d say, but there’s still plenty of juicy citrusy hop though. Lingering chocolate, coffee, and roast on the finish. Medium bodied with a slight cling on the back end. Soft fizzy carbonation level. Decent beer, but not an all-star in the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bomber. Rich black color, medium head, light lacing. Nice strong aroma. Sits heavy on the tongue, moderately sweet, roasted taste, some toffee. Strong aftertaste, quite bitter. Very nice overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1258) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Deep dark brown pour with nice tan head. Aroma is woody, malty, and a little vanilla. Taste adds some bitter. Good beer.resin,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
bottle, medium bodied black pour. roasted maltiness, dark chocolate, heavy dose of PNW hops. veery tasty Black IPA, hops are king here. very nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 7, 2014
I really like this one too. A good hop flavor and a body that is just the right amount of roast. Really quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13303) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, pine, grapefruit, roasted malt. Flavour is coffee, pine, grapefruit, roasted malt. OK/Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1821) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bomber. Pours a dark black pour with a nice tight java head. Nose is malty with caramel and hops. Taste is malty with chocolate notes , with beautifully balanced hops. Finish is bitter sweet, great Black IPA. Quaff Score 8 / 10

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