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RATINGS: 101   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4901) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bomber from Hayduke. This poured opaque black with a nice beige head. Hops lead the aroma. This was as nice a black IPA as I have had. Some very nice west coast hop notes mixed well with anise and pine notes. Some roasty and toasty effects along with rich malts. A very nicely brewed beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (4890) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2011
22oz Bomber- Fish Tale Brewery - Olympia, WA
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Tons of hops from the opening of the bottle. Huge dark malt and hops flavors. This was big Double IPA/malt madness. Awesome dark roast flavors big hops flavor and finish this was a great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4608) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle. Hopefully a treat to make me forget generic lager day on the deck. ALmost black but you that with the right light you would get some nice highlights. Smells like a nice hoppy IPA with a nice background roasted malt. Instead of a balance of darker malt and hops, many of which tend to far towards the malt, this is an nice IPA that just happens to be made with dark malt. Tasty!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4528) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4212) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
The aroma is very hoppy with pine and citrus. Also, there is roasted caramel malt but it’s all about the hops. The appearance is dark brown with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma and bitter but not astringent. The palate is average. Overall it’s good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4146) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with 2 fingers of off-white head that settles down to some thin spots of lacing. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate with some citrus. Taste is roasty malt bitterness with some sweetness from the chocolate and caramel malts finishing with a citrus and woody hop bitterness that lingers. Medium bodied with some nice carbonation leaving nice sensations on the palate. A really well done beer in this style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3989) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
22 oz bomber shared by Dean. Poured a dark blackish/brown with a chocolate milk style foamy head. Aroma shows some age, molasses and caramel reminscent of an older barleywine, along with some light citrus rind, touch of Tootsie Roll and pineapple. LIghter body, slightly watery with stronger carbonation and a dry finish that leaves an almost coating mouthfeel on the end. Flavor of chocolate, dark toast, older citrus rind, touch of pineapple juice. Drinkable but would be better fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Very tasty CDA. Has lots of smooth dark grains, giving it notes of dark chocolate and espresso. Hops are filled with sweet pine, a nip of snappy citrus and a balanced bitterness. Bitter herbs linger in the aftertaste. Overall, it’s a great CDA/Black IPA, but I wouldn’t call it a Double CDA. It may be slightly high in alcohol for a "regular" CDA, but everything else about it is spot on and the way it should be, in my opinion.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3342) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Pours a very dark brown with a big tan head and a lot of lacing. Nose of citrus and flowers. Full body and a smooth cream mouthfeel. The flavor is roasted malts with chocolate, and and long hop finish with bitterness. A really well crafted Black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Root beer colored body with lacey caramel brown froth. Pleasant intermingling of pine and chocolate in the nose. Easy roast breathes through Pacific Northwest evergreen forest. Resinous, piny flavor with chocolate undertones and smoothened roast that is present, and palatable, but whose sweetness is only there to accent and harmonize off the hop panoply. Piny, spicy, mint hop finish that lingers well past the last sip.


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