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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Tap at TDA, it was a big ’ole pint too. Rating #6. Dark black with a big beige head. Roasty hop aroma, light coffee. Clean roasty flavor, more piney hops and just pretty delicious overall. (1948)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Draught at the brewery. Black with a pale head. Dry malt flavor with some chocolate. Hoppy stuff as to be expected. Clean profile overall with some nice citrus flavor. Nice balance of chocolate and hops but does neither particularly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2011
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and grapefruit. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, citrus, light coffee, and grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a black body and minimal head. Aromas of coffee, roasty, fudge, chocolate, pine, citrus, lightly dank hops. Flavors are roasty, chocolate, spice, pine, light alcohol. Citrusy. Roast is a bit aggressive and comes across a touch astringent. Medium to lively bubbles. This truly is a hoppy porter; over done on the roast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - JUL 4, 2011
The aroma is full of hops and other bitterness. The appearance is a very dark brown or blackish color, typical of most cascadian dark ales. The taste has hops in the beginning then the coffee and dark chocolate notes come through to add more complexity. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
On tap at Surf Brewing in Ventura, for a Black IPA, there wasn’t a whole lot of hop flavor. It was OK, but a bit mild

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