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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4099) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2014
650ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with average, firm, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Roasty, dark malty aroma, a touch of coffee, citrusy hoppy overtones, disguised hints of lime and grapefruit. Taste is minimally tart, dry hoppy, chlorophyllic, grassy, hints of lime, roasty dark malty basis with a touch of coffee. Flawless, but without personality.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8987) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Very dark brown color with a nice dark red glare coming through when held into the light, medium sized light brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, hops, fruit hops. Very well mixed, for me a perfect Black IPA has the roastyness of an Impy and the hoppyness of an IPA an D this beer has got it. In the aroma that is.... Taste is malts, hops, roasted malts, bitter, bitter hops, fruit hops. Very well balanced, perhaps a little bit too roasty bitter in the initial flavor instead of in the finish. But I’m gonna stop the wining, this is just a very good black IPA. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4311) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Dark amber to brown colour with a slight ruby glow and a medium to full sized beige head. Smells hops, fresh, fruity, roasty, chocolate. Great black ipa smell. Tastes hops, fresh, slightly roasty.. Very decent black ipa. Refreshing, nice. Medium body, nice carbo.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4099) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Black with a medium head. Some hops with a slightly bitter finish. Struck me as being a cross between a dark ipa and a stout. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2147) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Just some comments due to social conversation: Black body, light brown head. Aroma has nice dark citrus hops and some medicine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Bomber @ the 9th Shrewsbury Bottle Share Oct 14, thanks to Paolo. Pours black with a foamy off-white head. Taste presents a bitter pine character with roasted malts and chocolate notes coming through. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
22oz bomber, cheers Paolo: shared between four at the October 2014 Shrewsbury bottle swap. Poured a cloudy reddish amber with a brown/tan head. Roasted, toasted maltiness in the nose with a fruity bitterness from the hops. The taste was fruity and dry, as the aromas hinted at, with a restrained bitterness at first, the malt presence more roasty than sweet, so the beer seemed in limbo flavour wise. It however came to life mid-mouthful and the blending began to work, a pleasant Black IPA with enough going on to want another one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7416) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2014
22 oz bottle. 14097. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Dark reddish brown almost black colour with a mid-size dark tan head. Roasted malt, fruity hops, bitterness, marmalade and mild dryness. The flavour is fruity hops, moderate bitterness, roasted malt, liquorice, dryness, grain and mild alcohol. Tasty. A bit thin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home on the terrace.

[ As Surf Black IPA ].
Clear dark red brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, sweet orange, licorice, wood - tobacco notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, dark malt, grapefruit, sweet orange - fruit, licorice, salty licorice. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140828]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bomber from Total Wine in Huntington Beach, CA. Pours dark brown with a beige/tan head. Aroma seems pine over roast/burnt malt. Med body. Flavor is malty, chocolate, pine (or perhaps citrus). Decent version.


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