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RATINGS: 106   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syzzer (644) - Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2011
There is a bitter bite along with molasis malts. Very dark/black. Interesting CDA as CDAs are (AKA black Ipas). Deschutes Hop in the Dark (CDA) is another great example of a CDA

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (741) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Pours a clear dark brown, with a light tan head. Aroma is hoppy. Taste is hoppy, with strong malt notes as well. A nice, fairly well-balanced blend of an IPA and dark beer. Thumbs up.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Ruby black color with tan foam. Floral, pine sap, ganga bud, grass, fruity chocolate aromas. Smooth medium body. Dark chocolate, pale malt flavors with floral, pine sap, grass--very good

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bomber. Smooth drinking India Dark Ale. Hoppy flavors of pine and citrus balanced with malty sweetness. Bitter finish with roasted after taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (558) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Black color with feint white head. Strong aroma of sweet piney hops. Easy drinking palate as the beer goes down like a porter with mellow toasted chocolate malt flavors . A fresh hoppy bite at the end with some cola in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25764) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Bottled. Very deep ambery brown colour, medium beigeish brown head. Aroma is nutty, fruity,some floral hops as well as mild roast, toffee and some herbs. Flavour is rather grassy and floral, quite bitter grassy notes. Mild roast, toffee and sweet maltyness as well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2468) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
Forgotten review from May 9, 2011. Swordfish pours a dark brown with a two finger thick, creamy beige head with good lacing on the glass. The nose is quite strong with a perceived NW resinous hop, a large herbal note and a dark roasty malt. note of cocoa, burnt espresso and lightly fruity notes.The taste is superb with a bold roast and malt profile that balances well with a medium hop bitterness and a beautiful pine and grapefruit hop taste on the finish. Notes of pine, citrus, toast and biscuit are also found. Medium to full bodied with a beautiful drinkable taste and nice balance for a Black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5945) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with 2 fingers of off-white head that settles down to some thin spots of lacing. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate with some citrus. Taste is roasty malt bitterness with some sweetness from the chocolate and caramel malts finishing with a citrus and woody hop bitterness that lingers. Medium bodied with some nice carbonation leaving nice sensations on the palate. A really well done beer in this style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (16449) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Bottled 650ml (bottled 03/2011)
Dark brown color, decent beige head. Hayish hoppy with some notes of caramel and toasted malts.Medium-bodied. Chocolate, caramel malts and piney hops. Quite smooth palate. Enjoyable CDA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnurda (1258) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
Bottled sample from Garrison Ale House. Delicious chocolate smell. Brown black in appearance. Little carbonation. Nice hop finish. Great chocolate taste


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