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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Tap from Organic Brewers Fest... Poured deep brown with an off-white head. Hoppy, wood-like aroma. A little acidic but a nice hoppy tone. A little bit of toasty malts. Sweet, bread-like finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2432) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrFecesious (959) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
On tap at sunset grill. Brilliant deep brown. Aroma of smoke, nuts, coffee bitters. Brilliant dry finish to bitter roasted/smoked malt. Yummers
Earlier Rating: 6/9/2012 Total Score: 3.4
On tap at sunset grill. Brilliant deep brown. Aroma of smoke, nuts, coffee bitters. Brilliant dry finish to bitter roasted/smoked malt. Yummers

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3752) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Draught @ Hopworks, Portland, OR

Roasty, nutty and grassy black IPA. A bit too much on the stouty side though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
light brown, slight lime nose with toast and woody hop character. Earthy front, sweet, has some mellow haselnuss character, with toasted almonds, bitter chocolate. Sweeter interpretation, leaning towards the old India brown idea.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2436) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (747) - Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2014
On tap. A: Opaque root beer brown according to my wife. (black. Itís black.) with a thin, creme colored head. N: Hops display themselves through spruce, biscuit, cocoa, coffee, touch of black raspberries even. Mango and pineapple. Marshmallow. T: Bittersweet in equal proportions. M: Medium body bordering on thick. Lighter level if carbonation. O: A coniferous beast with a spritzing of sweets. Maybe too sweet, actually.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
A Cascadian Dark Ale...wait, no, an IBA thanks to thirdeye11. Pours with a deep brown body and a tan head. Aroma of hops, citrus, alcohol, pine, and light dark roast. Taste is spicy, hoppy, bitter and pine. Creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Big thanks to Kevin for sharing this one! A-pours a brownish liquid with red esges. a light tan colored head is tight with great lace. S-hint of roasted maltiness, dark chocolate, burnt coffee up front. herbal marijuanna hops come through big time. touch of tea leaves accompany. T-the taste brings a light roasted malt, hints of smokiness. the herbal hops take over, touch of tea leaves and earthy. a little thinned out in the back. M-extremely smooth on the palate, lighter body, low carbonation that falls off in the back and is a little thin in boddy. D-pretty tasty, falls off in the back, the nose was great but the taste falls a little short of that. very earthy and dank like.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2081) - 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?


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