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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16410) - 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
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
24th June 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leighton. Opaque brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is airy and light with fine carbonation. The dark malts are not heavy but they are robust, bringing bitterness and dark chocolate. Piney hops, slighlty sweet. A bare whisper of citrus before a light dry finish. Bitter linger. Full on CDA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10642) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up in CA. Pours rich brown with a frothy beige head. Burnt toast in the nose, some toasty pine, dry cocoa, orange. Medium sweet flavor dry minerals, baking cocoa, burnt earth, wood, grapefruit, other citrus rind. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Nice dry edge on the finish, further minerals, scorched earth, grass, grapefruit pith. Solid, very drinkable. Nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8925) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8270) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Tap at Venice Ale House thanks to DedicatedToFun! Clear cola red pour with almost nitro looking tan foam. Big complete lacing. Nose is savory with soy, grilled apple, tootsie roll, mild butter, walnut. Slightly mealy palate with decent nuttiness and wicked walnut dry bitterness. No flaws. Medium body with very high IBUs. Rich, spicy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6505) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a very dark hazy brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a musty pine note with some earthy dark grains and a good amount of roasted malts. Flavor is similar with a strong roasted malt note supported by a bit of resin and pine as well as underlying dark grains.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6284) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours near black with a thick light tan head. The nose is pine needles, sherbet, roasted malt, orange peel and chocolate powder. The taste is bitter, roasty, toast, charred wood, earth, cocoa, pine needles, soapy edge and pepper with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent enough cda.


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