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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Our Cascadian Dark Ale features vibrant citrusy and floral American hops balanced against a complex malt profile of toasty dark malts with a hint of roasted barley. Just like an early morning surf session, once you start you keep going back.

Formerly Surf Patrol Black IPA.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
When this place was Frank’s Liquor it was only be on occasion would I stroll into here to check selection in hopes of just one beer I haven’t tasted it, but since the name change to Keg N Bottle, I knew I could expect quality—too bad its in the worst ghetto location of all the KegNBottles. More importantly about the beer, Poured a dark blackish brown hue that created a fat foam cap of head which will eventually retreat to a thin layer of film after a few minutes. Aroma is mild with soft notes of lightly roasted malts and some addition of hops but they have weakened due to long shelf life. This is a rather disturbing memory but somehow (spoiler alert- do not read any further in this caption because it might gross you out, but I get a whiff of cat liter in this beers aroma that is kinda foul). The flavor is almost the same yet with roasted malts that don’t do much to add to any flavor to this black IPA. The very same can be said about the hops because they too have no relevance in the flavor of this beer and have since disappeared. Okay attempt but I could have swore I brewed the very same black IPA home brewing with extract.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2576) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Tap. Pours opaque black, small tan head, decent lacing. Aroma of passion fruit, cirus, roasted malt. Flavor is the same, light sweet, light bitter. Light body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2012
On tap at GABF 2012. Pours a almost black color with a medium tan head. A sweet nose of bitter chocolates and fresh hops. The flavor is really nice: pine, light bitterness, roast, char. Very smooth. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
GABF 2012
Appearance: Dark brown with a big tan head
Aroma: Roasted malts and piney
Taste: Roasted, malts pine resin and bright citrus
Nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle from whole foods Northridge. Aroma is citrus and pine hops with a nice strong malt roast bitterness and subtle hints of cocoa. Appearance is black with a tan head that laces nicely and linger long. Taste is bitter piney citrus hops with a nice stout malt background sweet roasty finish. palate is a bit more on the stout side than the IPA side but that’s fine w/ me. A really nice beer, great "black IPA" for end of summer beginning of fall since it stradles the line a bit more on the roasty stout side.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty hoppy piney aroma with hints of coffee. Roasted malty piney bitter licorice flavor. Has a slightly roasted malty bitter hoppy piney finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9938) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
The pour is really dark brown with a tall khaki head. Really good hop aroma to begin. Plenty of citrus hops, light grass, pine, and pineapple. There is some good roast, very mild bread, and a light sweetness. The flavor has only a hint of cocoa and a moderate roast character. Mostly grapefruit, pineapple, and pine. Moderate bitterness on the back end with a light sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2296) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 4, 2012
One of the better BIPA’s that I have had. Has a real nice balance that doesn’t tilt too far to either side. Good Piney hops really work well against a light toasted roast. Pours a dark brown.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Dark pour with a light tan head. Aroma of hops mixed with roasted malt and some roasted nuts. Flavor is a pretty decent mix of hops and roasted malt. Not a bad take on a style that I am kinda sick of.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (781) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Earthy/leafy hop aroma with some bread/oat undertones. Heavy shade of blackish purple with a medium brown foam at the top. Coffee and nuts upfront with a decent hop presence in the back. Some light spice and oats hit the finish. Overall, this is a well flavored black IPA with some porter like tastes, yet still bringing that signature IPA hop presence. I’d give this a B- rating.


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