beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another great can design from the Astoria brewery. Love the glyphs on it. This is super roasty. If you want a Black IPA to be 50/50 then this one is not it. This chooses roasty and coffee notes. Even the bitterness is more coffee grounds than hops. As it warms more spruce notes pop up.
Reid (2051) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can bought from "lifesource" in Salem.
Pours a pretty black black! body with a small yet persistent frothy tan head.
Dank piney,resiny hop aromas..this one smells way more on the hoppy side of the CDA universe!
Paradoxically the flavour is way more balanced with the roasted malt aspect very much to the fore..balances the hops perfectly.
Perfect mouth feel on this one even with all the clashing of flavours it becomes balanced and smooth yet always something to intrigue the taste buds.
A nice CDA..love the palate.
Alphadelic (1880) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A big dry hopped nose. Super smooth in texture with a little chocolate and a mid-register bitterness. I think this is an excellent take on the CDA. The texture really stands out to me, as it does on all their beers.
skoisirius (1823) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice and smooth Cascadian Dark. As 5000 said, it’s a bit more on the lighter side of everything, roast, hop, and sweetness, but it all works together well.
mikedR (1528) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a bad black IPA, but more tilts towards mild IPA, with roasted malts in the background for sure. Solid B.
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pdx77 (1468) - Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From can. Deep dark brown color with an inch thick tan head that lasts. Aroma is pine, citrus, and roasting. Taste is resinous pine and citrus hops with a smooth roasted malt and coffee presence, and a tiny hint of dark chocolate. Retains a good balance between the hoppiness and the roasted maltiness.
Zeswaft (1446) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Black (obviously) with an unappealing amount of yeast floaters. About a half inch layer at the bottom of my glass. Aroma dominate by pine hops and a little bit of roasty chocolate malt. A little soapy. Flavor is one of the better black IPA’s. Lots of pine and a little citrus. Good amount of chocolate flavors and a hint of smokiness. Smooth.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, finger khaki head.
Smell vibrant hoppy, roasty, citrus.
Taste floral hop, light roast finish.
neepsntatties (1305) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Fort George. Colour...completely black with a thin tan head. Nose...loads of molasses and roasted savoury nuts that meld well with the hops. Palate...bitter, but sweet as well, with more molasses notes and brown sugar syrup. There’s graham cracker and sailor jack on the mid palate and notes of Moravian ginger cookies on the finish. The finish is also lightly bitter and quite long.
Salmoniform (1199) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from tallboy to glass. Jet black hue with a thick tan head that lasted. Aroma is huge pine, melon, resin, ripe lime. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and high carbonation level. Taste is initially slightly sweet with a bitter following and a dry astringent finish. Nice CO2 bite. Overall, this is a decent cascadian dark ale. A bit more roasty than a traditional IPA.