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RATINGS: 617   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2010
12 oz bottle from Tournament Liquors. Pour is...well Pitch Black with a white head and great lacing. Nice hoppy aroma and flavor with an absolutely smooth finish. Really good beer, I especially love the way it looks.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3553) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2010
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a dark brown almost black with a small frothy beige head. The aroma is a floral hop with pine. Medium mouthfeel with a nice balance of malt with pibey hops and a nice bitter finish. Hides the alcohol well making it easy to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2010 Tap from Claudia’s in portland. Black pour with bitter nose that hints at a thinner brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5681) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2010
The beer pours black with a cream-colored head. The aroma is piney hops with some roasted malts. The flavor is mainly piney hops, but there is some citrus hops in there as well. There is also a roasted malt backbone which is very interesting. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1710) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2010
12 oz bottle into shaker. Aroma is totally IPA--piney hops, citrus; little malt presence in the nose. Considering the black malt and roasted barley added, I was expecting some porter-like aromas. None here. Pours black with a medium dissipating head, leaving some lacework. Reddish tones come out when held up to the light. Taste is totally IPA, as well. Very little malt (roasted or otherwise) here. The only other black IPA I’ve had other than this is Laughing Dog’s Dogzilla. That beer is totally a cross between porter and IPA. This beer is totally porter in appearance, but completely IPA in flavor. After another taste I realize there is a faint roasted character lurking in the background, but it is truly faint. If tasted blind with an opaque mug, I wouldn’t know this was a "black IPA." Tastes like an average IPA to me. Carbonation is medium. Finish is bitter. Nothing truly unique here, but nothing offensive, either. It’s a good beer, but not as adventurous as the label would have one believe.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cstuartj (973) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Dark burnt sugar color. Thin head. Nose is sweet and malty with a hint of hops. Taste is confusing. Starts sweet and malty ends like an ipa.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Pours dark brown to black into the class with ruby red highlights. Aroma is citrusy with a chocolaty sweetness. Almost like a orange creamsicle. Flavor is malty and toasty at first with a bitterness that comes toward the end and stays on the tongue. An interesting beer. The sweetness of the malt really subdues the hops, which I’m not sure was the intention of the brewer so it possibly could need some more flavor/bittering hops. Either way it tastes really good and is an interesting beer if nothing else.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (4987) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2010
12oz Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma – Nice dark sweet roasty malt with a good hops backing aroma.
Appearance – Dark Brown in color, Clear with a light head.
Flavor – Nice roasty malt flavors with big hops in the flavor. This was a great beer.
Palate – Dry finish with a nice Mouthfeel.
Overall – This is a Black IPA and represents the new style with gusto.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2010
bottle, dark brown color with tan foam ,. nice hoppy aroma, flavor has a good maltiness with some caramel, but the hop bitterness never really comes through

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2010
On tap on FW Gman. Very dark occluded appearance with rosy tints near the edges. Fat hop profile. Very sappy and pine with strong earth currents. Taste is strong sweet hop with a dry undertow. Cereal grains push through on the secondary; almost a fruity pebbles flavor. Aftertaste fills all these in with a dryer than naught finish. Very solid.


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