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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11612) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle shared at Sander’s place in NYC. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. Nose has some burnt and dry pine, a bit of pine, cocoa. Medium sweet with lots of dry chocolate, some toasty pine, light earth. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Mellow roast fin, more toasty pine, dry grapefruit. Pretty darn tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11367) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours very dark brown with a creamy bubbly 3 finger tan head. Aroma is primarily cat pee. Near full bodied. Creamy/frothy carbonation. Lots of hop. Backbone is more than usually toasted malt. Hop seems evergreen, though I thougt cat pee was citrus. ? It’s doing ragged ring lacing, and it’s very tasty stuff. Excellent mouthfeel. There’s a nagging bit of chocolate that distinguishes this from a "standard" DIPA. 64 IBUs. Seems like more. Brilliant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11331) - DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, hops, little dusty and a little grapefruit. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, little grapefruit, little sweet, pine and medium bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Ulfborg weekend celebration of nothing in particular. Dark chestnut colour with a small off-white head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate and caramel, and a hint of citrus. Sweet and full bodies roasted flavour with licorice and ashy notes. A bit of citrus hops, and a rather bitter finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11230) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 2, 2011
A: The beer pours a very dark brown color with a tan head and some moderate lacing. S: Herbal hops and pine up front, a little bit of grapefruit and orange peel, too. Finally, at least a respectable amount of hop character. But, the victory is short lived. The roast really takes over and dominates the rest of the nose. T: The flavor offers up some of the same attributes. Herbal, piney, and lightly citrusy hops. Grapefruit and orange peel with a ligh malt sweetness and bread note. Still pretty roasty with some malt bitterness. M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. O: Nowhere near as awful as some of the other Northwest IPAs I had, but not something I’d care to come back to.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2013
22oz bottle-with a tip of the glass to douglas88 for his efforts on RB!-rich/tight tan head with heavy lacing-black. A-resin, roasty dk malt-molasses/anise/licorice, resin. T-sweet roasty dk malt-anise/licorice/molasses/cocoa, resin hops with some bite and lots of flavor. This was fresh, wish dmac, piney or douglas could have been sharing this one with me!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11026) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10074) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, grapefruit, earthiness, pine, light orange zest and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roiastiness, earthiness, grapefruitr and pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9401) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Clear dark brown pour, tan head. Nice hops on the nose followed by a coffee/roasted malt note. Flavor is a really good blend of citrus/earthy hops and some great smooth dark malts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
22oz bottle.Brown pour with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of pine, earth, roast, some chocolate in the background, and citrus. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, citrus, some pine, and roast.


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