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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Dawn has not arrived, But we are awake-making beer. A tribute to Oregon’s brewers, O’Dark:30 is a beguiling blend of dark malt and NW hops-A beer style as unique as our heritage.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13411) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle. Clear maroon brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of bright pine needles covered in chocolate and dipped in coffee. Taste is dark bitter cocoa powder, bitter coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1000) - Vermont, USA - AUG 24, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 $4.99 at M & M Beverage Center. 1 pint 6 FL OZ bottle. To snifter, it pours a mahogany deep dark brown, with a trim sudsy, vanilla cream ringed head half a fingernail in length. Aromas of sawdust, limes, asphalt, young French oak, guava, black liquorice, Bible paper, cedar, white grapes, and vitamins. Tastes the same only with the addition of hops, sweat, tin, and salted butter. Kewl.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, charcoal, pine resin, earthiness and dankness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, earthiness, charcoal, pine and light grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering roasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Draft. Blackish beer with a dark cream head. Chocolate and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light darker malts. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine linger with light darker malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Black-bodied and decent head. Emanating a pleasant blend of medium dark roastiness that is not too rough and PNW hops with a moderate pine and citrus influence. Right on for the style. Nice flares of roast and hops that work a wonderful synergy on the palate. Balanced and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2291) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2013
Bomber. Deep. earthy hops in aroma, becomes quite piney when swirled. Dark translucent brown. Dirt and coffee initial / very rich roast malt in mid / buttery, malty finish. Medium body. A very substantial, meaty, dark, and dirty BIPA. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexmestas (29) - - FEB 16, 2013
Really thick, almost Guinness type head. Malty toasted flavor with a sharp hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (901) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons, Eugene. Pours dark, semi-opaque. Light head, aroma rich and malty, toasty and just a little bit resinous. Medium body, finish is roasty at first and surprisingly long and resinous. Really opens up as the beer warms. A very subtle example of the style in terms of IBU and ABV, but not too shabby overall.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
bobkramershow (3) - - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
More emphasis on the black, less on the IPA. A nice drink, regardless. Good deep roasted malt with a lively but bitter finish. Mmmm

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2013
22 oz. from Central Market. I’m not sure I get the whole fascination with black IPAs. They rarely ever seem to do justice to either side of the equation. This is a perfectly serviceable CDA, but I suppose not my cup o’ tea.


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