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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4982) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2835) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4275) - Shrewsbury, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6336) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10367) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43888) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14079) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2266) - - AUG 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-22-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a nearly pitch black colored brew with a one finger cream colored head. The head fades over a moderate amount of lime to leave a fair level of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a roasted malt and semi-sweet chocolate smell. Mixed with these are some sweet caramel as well as a lighter floral and citrus hop. Taste – The taste begins with a smoother roasted malt and chocolate taste. Hints of a caramel sweetness are up front which fade more over time as flavors of a pine and citrus hop begin coming to the tongue. The citrus remains relatively light while the pine gets stronger to the end, where a earthy hop joins the flavor to leave a moderately hopped roasted flavor are linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer has a medium amount of creaminess and a slightly lower level of carbonation. It is quite nice for the moderate hop level as well as roasted flavors of the brew as it creates a very soothing feel on the tongue. Overall – A very tasty, rather moderately hopped, black IPA. It is a good blend of a black ale, with nice roasty flavor with hints of sweetness, and hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s parlour, big thanks to fellow CDA Bro - LKS. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent sized light tan cap that dissipates to a thin covering. Nose is dark red berry fruit, light roast, earthy cocoa, dark toffee fudge, pine linger, earthy hop. Taste comprises red berry fruit, cocoa rub, pine bite, light smoke, hint of spice, earthy hop bitterness in a semi drying close with fine carbonation. Decent CDA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4243) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from Marketplace Alehouse and Deli, Doncaster. Clear, dark, reddy brown. Tidy, lasting, sticky, tan head. Chocolatey malt. Fusty pine. Light, ripe orange. Hint of blackcurrant. Taste is cocoa dry, with a pine bitterness. A little dark chocolate sweetness, too. Plenty of body, with a touch of booze. Finish sets off quite dry, with a lengthy bitterness turning woody. Bit dry, but very decent.

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