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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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HUB Organic Secession Cascadian Dark Ale, from Hopworks Urban Brewing, is an award-winning Oregon beer. The organic pilsner, chocolate and black malts blend to create a unique and tasty ale. Certified carbon neutral


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2497) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle shared at Proof. Sparse note: light smoke, grain, light bitter. astringent. little thin. cocoa, pine. - 7.0

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Pours not really black but more dark brown with ruby edges. Aroma of burnt malt, hops. taste is nice, it has a lot of bitterness, some hop related, some burnt or ash flavor. Medium body, lots of carbonation but itís not prickly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle, 10C. Dark red brown with a beige head that fades. Floral grapefruit and lemon aroma with some coffee and licorice. Very light-bodied, has that lack of presence/ weediness that sometimes turns up in organic beers. A little mocha, licorice, plenty of citrus flavours, pine. Finish is dry and fairly bitter.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 5, 2009
First off, the name really doesnít work for me. Cola colored. Has a bit of an oil smell. Perhaps too much of one type of hops? Hoppy and bready mixture.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2313) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 27, 2014
On Tap at the River Room, Whole Foods, Boise. Clear dark redish brown. Dense tan head. Muted faint aromas of light west coast citrusy hops and a touch of toasted malt. Flavor is definiately down a notch from standard CDAs in its sessionability but it i still and nice example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with thick beige head. Nice citrusy hop aroma with floral and chocolate notes. Flavour is a pleasant balance of hop and malt with a chocolate and hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2060) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2011
Putting this up head to head with a bottle of Fish Tale Swordfish. The colour is pretty dark with some red hues, plenty of ultra light brown bubbly head and some messy lacing. The aroma is an immediate mix of two things: fresh yet subdued hops and coffee grinds. Sadly I was really disappointed with this much coffee stuff. Fragrant and pungent, orange and roast, resin, light light chocolate. Ok, I gave up on this and drank the last 400ml of the Fish Tale Swordfish - there is no comparing these beers. Swordfish is hugely hopped and has zero coffee which for me is awesome. Now, the match up isnít actually a fair battle as these beers are quite different in their make up but, hey, if you just want to look at how much I enjoyed the two, this beer would never be bought again. That is not to say that this beer sucks - itís good but not as good.... at all. Wow. my dick is going to split in half like a boiled hot dog if I donít hit up the can. HUBís got some good flavours though - fruity stuff, lots of roasted malts, coffee dullness, big hard bitter finish. I wonder what the real goal of this style is... maybe this is a truer version and the Swordfish was just tastefully hopped. The last pour gave a great compact light stout head equal in compactness to the Swordfish. I think now that I only have this beer left it is getting better than it was. The coffee has faded and the hops are taking over... which is not what I would have expected.. then again, itís colder now and yea, eya, that makes sense. Who cares? Now Iím enjoying this immensely. And Iím slurring my thought and I have a massive batch of popcorn coming up and I have the 3rd period of the LA/SJ game to finish on PVR with the 2006 Oilers/ Canes final to watch on replay. There is 1% less in this beer vs itís competitor. I donít recall what I typed already and Iím not going to reread it as Iím spending way to much time retyping most of my words. MOre pine and some spice and bite on this one. Finishes feeling thick in spots and thinner in others. A solid mean bitterness with a defined coffee malt aftertaste lingers like unwanted relatives drinking your liquor. I can smell the oil, that means time to add the popcorn and time to assume that I wonít go to bed until well after 1:30. I wonít buy this again as there are better options. The difference between the 4.1 Swordfish and the 3.3 here are firstly in enjoyment and secondly in bluntness.I wonder how long this review is?

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
pours a black with a ruby tint and a small tan head. smell is of hops, roasted malt, pine, a slight organic funk, and a little floral. taste is tangy, bitter, hoppy, malt in the back, and a touch of caramel. ends smooth and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2011 4 oz. Taste @ Portland, Oregon Spring Beer & Wine Fest April 3rd, 2010. 6.5% ABV. 70 IBUís. Roasted hoppy aromatic front. Crisp toasted dry malt body. Rich balanced hop spice end. (4.0 / 5.0) Hopworks Urban Brewery--HUB--Secession Cascadian Dark Ale Sustainable Organic Beer--2011 22 oz. Bottles. 6.50% ABV. 70 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Clear pour. Medium mild lace rocky tan white head. Opaque dark black color. No ruby edge. Lightly burnt mildly aromatic hop front. Crisp fully fermented dry sweet toasty unbittered dark malt mild hop pine resin body. Mellow bitter earthy crusty cloying resin mild citrus clean end with hint of lingering dark malt roastiness. Confusing flavors. Tastes Pale not Black. Tasty crisp & smooth. Tasted 2/4/2011. Purchased for $5.99 @ The Ballard Market on 1/21/2011.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (1858) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours black with a large tan head. Lots of roasty malt as a flavour along with menthol, pine and smoke. Interesting. Flavours include coffee grounds, roasted malt, caramel, piny hops, spicy notes. Finishes with a bold bitterness with both piny and roasty components. Carbonation is just a little high.


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