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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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3528) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Very good beer! Poured at a good temperature with a nice, fluffy, foamy, tan head that slowly settled down and some lace. Color is a clear garnet. Aroma is hop, malt, roast, fruit. Flavors like nose; fairly dry, bitter and carbonic tang up front, with the bit of malt/fruity sweet in back. Body and carbonation good, although theres a little astringency in the finish. Also the finish is quite long, boozy, and resinous.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3520) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Very tasty CDA. Has lots of smooth dark grains, giving it notes of dark chocolate and espresso. Hops are filled with sweet pine, a nip of snappy citrus and a balanced bitterness. Bitter herbs linger in the aftertaste. Overall, its a great CDA/Black IPA, but I wouldnt call it a Double CDA. It may be slightly high in alcohol for a "regular" CDA, but everything else about it is spot on and the way it should be, in my opinion.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (3366) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Pours jet black with a mocha head. Aroma of bitter piney hops and roasted and chocolate malts. Taste follows, tastes like a hoppy stout. Drinks like an ipa. Interesting but not a beer is seek put again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (3261) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle from Capones. Pours out dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is of faded citrus hops, malty roast notes, and some. Chocolate. Taste is of smooth chocolate, toasty malts, roast, light chewy sweetness, and mild hops. Would like to try a bit fresher.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3182) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Mahogany pour with hints of chestnut and onyx, a nice khaki head. Dark malt, pine, candied citrus, caramel, toffee, and honey. Solid and drinkable but wish the hops were a bit more pronounced and stood out against the malt profile. Good but not Wookey Jack.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle from K&B. Pours a deep coffee brown/ black with a big creamy beige head, nice lacing. Big nose of grapefruit, pine, cocoa, roasted malts and resiny hops. Medium / full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2827) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle. Moderate malt and hop aromas of toasted and pine resin, light leather for the yeast, with wood, charcoal and tobacco in the background. Heas is small to average, frothy, tan with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear, very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, a little slick with a lively carbonation. A great aroma, but this Black IPA lacks any sweetness. Otherwise its true to style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
9/6/2012. From bottle. poured black with a tan head. Malty aromas with hops, caramel, chocolate and dark fruit. Bitter and hoppy flavors, malt is showing well. Pretty good one.


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