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RATINGS: 618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A pinch of black malt and a splash of roasted barley break this IPA apart from tradition, Cascadian Dark. Join the shady revolution.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Not a bad beer. Signs of hops are pronounced in the aroma and flavor. A little thin up the back but decently balanced. I was looking for somehting a little more extreme I guess.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Toasted malt, herbal/resinous hops, and little breadiness. Dark almond pour with a small eggshell head. Medium mouthfeel...inexpensive and tasty!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Sampled in a 12 oz. Pours dark black. Doesnt have too much of an IPA taste. Pours with a lot of head and bubbles. Drinks really nice and smooth, crisp aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nessa20x (1) - Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2010 does not count
Great beer with floral hoppiness and wonderful balance of toasted malts. Dark rich color and creamy head with a distinctive hop aroma. The black IPA’s are a great mix of my favorite beer flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Wow pretty surprised by the quality. Pours a lighter black brown color with a tan creme colored foamy head. Notes of chocolate, fresh citrus fruits, pine, and brownie. Nice bitter bite and decent finish length. A Well made original beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11059) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. Pours very dark, but halogen burns through with ruby. A slight tan head. Very hoppy aroma. Citrus or resin or both. Medium plus body with fairly mild carbonation. Flavor is a little dark roast/toast, but there’s a lot of, call it resin and citrus, hop. Heck it even seems a little floral. It finishes bitter in a tasty fashion. With hot bits. Pretty good ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Delightful deep crimson in color with a nice white head. Citric hops leap forth followed by slight caramel. Nice, rich flavor, nice hoppiness balanced by slight dark malts. Enough crystal magic to keep me interested. Very full bodied. Lingering roast. This is a very nice CDA - could be a bit hoppier.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a tan head. Big grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light summer fruit flavor. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit and light summer fruit lingers. Very light dark malts in background, but you may not notice unless hunting for them.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2010
(12oz bottle dated dec 09, 09) pours deep ruby brown with nice tan head. Nose of juicy citrus, toastiness and burnt caramel. Taste of light bitter grapefruit, toasty grains, caramel, and spicy hops. Finish and carbonation are cola-like and near perfect. Also very creamy. Liked quite a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3241) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 3, 2010
bottle-bottled on Dec 10 09-pours deep crimson red (not black!) with a small tight and frothy off-white head. Nose is equal parts pine/earthy hops and burnt chocolate-not very complex, but very nice! Flavors show the hops bigtime in the front followed by a sweet finish of earthy hops and burnt toasty notes. These black IPA’s are kind of a trend, but i like them! long piney/earthy finish with some sweetness, but definately not a detracting sweetness. never becomes cloying. a lite plastic taste comes in the finish, maybe slight oxidization, but for the age of this beer, its holding up quite nice. I can see this one being a hop monster when its fresh. probably the best beer i have had from Widmer.


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