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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


dukeredhair's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dukeredhair (243) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (2146) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2015
bottle sample from bomber bottle, poured a hazy dark brown to black colour with a tanned head. nose of sweet cacao powder, milk chocolate, citrus, roasted malts, grapefruit, pine hops, "west-coast" bitterness, pretty balanced with the 2 styles. enjoyable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (17335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
bottle at home ... deep black .. massive tan head ... soft dry toffee chocolate roats malt nose .... soft dry fruit ... dry chocolate roast .. dry toffee chocolate ... dry roast ... soft toffee chocolate

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear brown with a thick beige head. Aromas of light resin, charcoal. Taste is watery, charcoal. Woody finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is smoky, chocolate, light fruit, taste is dry, sweet fruit, light roast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9455) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Sample at the taproom. The beer is a dark mahogany brown color with a medium foamy tan head that recedes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, pine and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, malt and pine. The finish is roasty malt up front with a lingering resiny hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4923) - 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 (10175) - 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 (4775) - 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 (4278) - 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 (2417) - 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.


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