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RATINGS: 99   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 (4782) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2130) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
9/6/2012. From bottle. poured black with a tan head. Malty aromas with hops, caramel, chocolate and dark fruit. Bitter and hoppy flavors, malt is showing well. Pretty good one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1316) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours black with a brown head and aroma of hops, citrus, and roasted malt. Taste is delicious, nice roasted malt and chocolate balanced nicely with the hops and citrus tones which lead to the bitter, hoppy finish. Very good black IPA

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2011
Nose is interesting for a CDA. Very tropical and fruity with not much roast or patent malt notes. Nice and fruity, grapefruit, tropical fruit, some dank, and some floral notes as well. Pours dark brown, tan head. The flavor is fruity up front with light sweetness, grapefruit, floral notes, light dryness as roast peaks through a bit here and there. I really liked it and thought it was a solid offering and somewhat unique as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10696) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3321) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinaMarket (210) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Pours dark dark dark, light beige head, with hoppy aroma. Piney, stone fruit, and alcohol. Medium Mouthfeel, bitter in the middle, and lots of roasty malt. Very much like a black IPA, but with more roast. Resinous throughout, and I would guess a candidate for aging. Tasted @ 58F.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cirrhosis (1192) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2011
Looks pretty much black as I review this in a dimly lit room watching a movie, complete with a thin tan crown. Big but not massive ruby red grapefruit, some floral, overall sweet, dark roasted almost burnt malts, and light coffee are all in the aroma. Taste is also yum, with high degree of yum yum. I had no idea what this beer was when I bought it and this is an awesome surprise. Dark roast malt that border on bitter but not, nice sweet grapefruit hops, milk chocolate, mild soapy finish. Pine starting to show up for second glass but it is subtle. Weak coffee, and now all of a sudden the taste is dominated by fuzzy peach candy, this came out of nowhere but was there the entire time if you know what I mean. Yum yum yum yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6726) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Bottle. Blackish beerw ith a light tan head. Big grapefruit and pine aroma. Malt and toffee flavor with light darker malts and grapefruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Toffee and grapefruit lingers with light darker malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3430) - 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.


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