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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 it’s 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 don’t fight one another. But as you’ll see with Swordfish CDA, when that perfect balance is struck, something sublime happens; the result becomes more than the sum of its parts and you’ll finally taste what makes a Casdadian Dark Ale so special. Available April 1st – June 30th in 22oz bottles & draft

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3.7
chrisv10 (17427) - DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, hops, little dusty and a little grapefruit. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, little grapefruit, little sweet, pine and medium bitter.

3.6
yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. It pours a dense, two-finger beige head over an unclear reddish brown body. The aroma has a nice hoppy touch, orange peel and pine cones, with roasted malt notes, chocolate and some coffee. It’s quite bitter in the mouth, full-bodied and faintly warming, with a pleasant carbonation level. Chocolate, roasted malt notes, pine cones and citrus peel flavors, finishing quite bitter and with roasted malts and chocolate. Pleasant one, bet it’s even better just out of the brewery. 131123

3.2
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 2, 2011
A: The beer pours a very dark brown color with a tan head and some moderate lacing. S: Herbal hops and pine up front, a little bit of grapefruit and orange peel, too. Finally, at least a respectable amount of hop character. But, the victory is short lived. The roast really takes over and dominates the rest of the nose. T: The flavor offers up some of the same attributes. Herbal, piney, and lightly citrusy hops. Grapefruit and orange peel with a ligh malt sweetness and bread note. Still pretty roasty with some malt bitterness. M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. O: Nowhere near as awful as some of the other Northwest IPAs I had, but not something I’d care to come back to.

3.6
Dedollewaitor (16158) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ Invasion U.S.A, Ulfborg 2013. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head. Bread, vague roast, chocolate and citrus hops. Smooth and dry. Decent.

3.8
bhensonb (15191) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours very dark brown with a creamy bubbly 3 finger tan head. Aroma is primarily cat pee. Near full bodied. Creamy/frothy carbonation. Lots of hop. Backbone is more than usually toasted malt. Hop seems evergreen, though I thougt cat pee was citrus. ? It’s doing ragged ring lacing, and it’s very tasty stuff. Excellent mouthfeel. There’s a nagging bit of chocolate that distinguishes this from a "standard" DIPA. 64 IBUs. Seems like more. Brilliant.

3.4
gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, pine, grapefruit, roasted malt. Flavour is coffee, pine, grapefruit, roasted malt. OK/Nice beer.

3.9
Ratman197 (14830) - 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.

3.4
Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Ulfborg weekend celebration of nothing in particular. Dark chestnut colour with a small off-white head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate and caramel, and a hint of citrus. Sweet and full bodies roasted flavour with licorice and ashy notes. A bit of citrus hops, and a rather bitter finish

3.3
bu11zeye (13029) - 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.

2.3
crossovert (12927) - 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.


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