Home >

Spinnakers Lion’s Head Cascadia Dark Ale

Spinnakers Lion’s Head Cascadia Dark Ale
     click to upload
Brewed by Spinnakers Brewpub
Style: Black IPA
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Lion’s Head Cascadia Dark Ale, first brewed for the re-opening of Robson’s Lion’s Head Smoke & Brew Pub, as the first craft beer centered pub in the Kootenays and first served June 21, 2009. This CDA is brewed with English pale and roasted malts, hoped with cascades and northern brewer’s with a touch of guarraa to help get you throuh the night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (12682) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2016
Draft - Light roast and some pine hops. Jet brown with a small white head.light roast and some bitterness. No significant hop presence.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tmalaher (187) - Calgary, CANADA - SEP 7, 2016
Tasted on tap at Spinnakers Brewpub in Victoria. Nice balance of hops and malt. Dark color.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2016
hahah on draft at brewery. I forgot about black IPAs. This is one of them. Roasty and piney. Bitter, off balance and difficult to drink but it gets points for nostalgia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3664) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2016
On holiday in Canada at the brewpub dark brown black colored body with a off white head and a roasted malt hops aroma a roasted malt hops coffee herby dry bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (14357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
On tap at Spinnakers, pours a cloudy dark reddish brown with a small beige head - doesn’t look like a CDA. Aroma brings out light diacetyl, along with toasted malt and a touch of hoppy bitterness. Flavour is along the same lines, with toasted malt, piney hops and some diacetyl. Looks bad, smells pretty off and tastes similar. Not a total disaster, but certainly needs some work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cobaink2 (433) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle from bottle store in Vancouver bc. This has what I can detect as maybe some rye and coriander and a weird medicinal smell. I wouldn't get this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
From notes - Appearance: Dark, dark, brown, nearly black. No flavor or aroma notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
Amazing dark pour with a big white head. The bitterness in the aftertaste overshadows everything that may be in this beer. Not awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerbeer (3129) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
On tap. Pours a dark reddish brown with light white head. Aromas of sweet roasted malt with a mint of dark fruit. Flavors of dry roasted malts and flat bitter hops. Not much depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (1231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
L’arôme de malt torréfié avec un peu de houblon amer. Le goût ressemble l’arôme. Assez facile à boire pour un CDA, même à chaud. Pas mal!

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50