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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Swordfish Double Cascadian Dark Ale (CDA) is dark in color, with a prominent Northwest hoppy aroma citrusy, piney and resinous with sweet malt, hints of roastiness and toasted malt. The flavors strike a beautiful balance between citrusy Northwest hops and, to a lesser degree, roasted, chocolate malt or caramel notes. Despite its rich color, the body is more reminiscent of an India Pale Ale, not heavy like a porter or stout. It takes the very deft hands of our Fish brewers to make these flavors play well together so that they dont fight one another. But as youll see with Swordfish CDA, when that perfect balance is struck, something sublime happens; the result becomes more than the sum of its parts and youll finally taste what makes a Casdadian Dark Ale so special. Available April 1st June 30th in 22oz bottles & draft

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (14082) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, grapefruit, earthiness, pine, light orange zest and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roiastiness, earthiness, grapefruitr and pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
The aroma is very hoppy with pine and citrus. Also, there is roasted caramel malt but its all about the hops. The appearance is dark brown with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma and bitter but not astringent. The palate is average. Overall its good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3176) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
the hops are the most potent part of this beer. all the malts are very weak while the hops got the pine and the grass. its very strong so drink carefully.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
well laced and almost jet black colour. Huge hoppy aroma, roast, some corn mash/ketchup chip note and grapefruit. BIg fruity aroma are met almost perfectly by alcohol and roast. very rich, complex and super tasty!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10925) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Clear dark brown pour, tan head. Nice hops on the nose followed by a coffee/roasted malt note. Flavor is a really good blend of citrus/earthy hops and some great smooth dark malts.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
aaron_bossart (33) - Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Has a nice dark finish. A bit thin of a top, and the taste didnt do much for me. Has potential.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6130) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle. Black bodied with a medium foamy tan head. Aroma is strong pine notes, roasted malt, floral hops and citrus. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate covered oranges, pine resins and floral hops. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation and a lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more pine notes, citrus oils, roasted malt, burnt caramel and floral hops.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (12017) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2012
A bit ashy. Moderate sweetness overshadowed by hops and burntness. It is not a complex beer. A failed experiment.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (1210) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Great balance of the dark flavors with the hops. Just an edge of the burnt over a richer chocolate with some resiny hops. Dark and creamy. Flavors of chocolate, oak, oatmeal cookie.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12919) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2012
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus, light pine, and mango. Flavor of roasted malt, mango, caramel, chocolate, some pine, and orange.


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