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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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BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2011
22oz Bomber- Fish Tale Brewery - Olympia, WA
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Tons of hops from the opening of the bottle. Huge dark malt and hops flavors. This was big Double IPA/malt madness. Awesome dark roast flavors big hops flavor and finish this was a great beer.

3.9
hayduke (5203) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Pours a very dark brown with a big tan head and a lot of lacing. Nose of citrus and flowers. Full body and a smooth cream mouthfeel. The flavor is roasted malts with chocolate, and and long hop finish with bitterness. A really well crafted Black IPA.

4.1
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle. Hopefully a treat to make me forget generic lager day on the deck. ALmost black but you that with the right light you would get some nice highlights. Smells like a nice hoppy IPA with a nice background roasted malt. Instead of a balance of darker malt and hops, many of which tend to far towards the malt, this is an nice IPA that just happens to be made with dark malt. Tasty!

3.4
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
20 sept 2013, bottle. Dark brown. Nose is almost raisin cookies. New. Thin body and fizzy. Big roasted malt/burnt toast. Okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
The aroma is very hoppy with pine and citrus. Also, there is roasted caramel malt but it’s 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 it’s good.

3.7
tmoreau (4363) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served with an opague, black/brown color, frothy, brownish tan head foam, and draping lace. The aroma was roasty, oaky/woody, a touch of cocoa, subtle citrus, and a bit of tartness. The taste was similar notes, with a medium+ body, and an assertive, dry, earthy, resiny hop bitterness that possessed a lingering nature, but no harshness, and smoothed a bit more by some light creaminess to the mouthfeel. No noticeable sweetness thoughout, with fairly disguised alcohol presence. A tasty, robust brew.

3.8
BillKismet (4057) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Root beer colored body with lacey caramel brown froth. Pleasant intermingling of pine and chocolate in the nose. Easy roast breathes through Pacific Northwest evergreen forest. Resinous, piny flavor with chocolate undertones and smoothened roast that is present, and palatable, but whose sweetness is only there to accent and harmonize off the hop panoply. Piny, spicy, mint hop finish that lingers well past the last sip.

3.8
Crit (3995) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2011
Cola color,thick tan head.Piney citrus/brown sugar nose,Neutral fore,effervescent piney mid,medium strength lasting hop end.Good lace Very nice

3.9
alobar (3778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, pine, and caramel. Roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and a slight hop bite. Creamy with excellent lacing. Really good!

3.9
pintbypint (3631) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
650ml brown bottle. Very dark brown pour, small tan head which leaves almost no lacing. Nice hoppy nose, pine, citrus, chocolcate malts. Flavour is of chcoolate malts up front, spicy grapefruity and piney hop flavours. Nice long, lingering bitterness with a grapefruit aftertaste and some slight roasty notes. Medium body, gentle carbonation, general good mouthfeel, enjoyable.


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