Reid (2554) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2013
16oz can bought from "lifesource" in Salem.
Pours a pretty black black! body with a small yet persistent frothy tan head.
Dank piney,resiny hop aromas..this one smells way more on the hoppy side of the CDA universe!
Paradoxically the flavour is way more balanced with the roasted malt aspect very much to the fore..balances the hops perfectly.
Perfect mouth feel on this one even with all the clashing of flavours it becomes balanced and smooth yet always something to intrigue the taste buds.
A nice CDA..love the palate. beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Another great can design from the Astoria brewery. Love the glyphs on it. This is super roasty. If you want a Black IPA to be 50/50 then this one is not it. This chooses roasty and coffee notes. Even the bitterness is more coffee grounds than hops. As it warms more spruce notes pop up. Alphadelic (2243) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2014
A big dry hopped nose. Super smooth in texture with a little chocolate and a mid-register bitterness. I think this is an excellent take on the CDA. The texture really stands out to me, as it does on all their beers. neepsntatties (2001) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2014
On tap at Fort George. Colour...completely black with a thin tan head. Nose...loads of molasses and roasted savoury nuts that meld well with the hops. Palate...bitter, but sweet as well, with more molasses notes and brown sugar syrup. There’s graham cracker and sailor jack on the mid palate and notes of Moravian ginger cookies on the finish. The finish is also lightly bitter and quite long. skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2014
A nice and smooth Cascadian Dark. As 5000 said, it’s a bit more on the lighter side of everything, roast, hop, and sweetness, but it all works together well.
nealblind (1867) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Dark pour plenty of tan head. Aroma of citrus pine hops dark malt. Tastes acidic, hoppy, fresh vegetables. Overcarb & watery. Zeswaft (1774) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Can. Black (obviously) with an unappealing amount of yeast floaters. About a half inch layer at the bottom of my glass. Aroma dominate by pine hops and a little bit of roasty chocolate malt. A little soapy. Flavor is one of the better black IPA’s. Lots of pine and a little citrus. Good amount of chocolate flavors and a hint of smokiness. Smooth. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Found this tonight for a pretty price $3/can at Brewforia Meridian... Poured into my HotD goblet produces a thin light brown head atop a brew that is pretty much black... spotty lacing.
Nose is piney/pithy citrus hoppiness with a decent punch of garlic hops... almost no malt battles out from the massive hop profile.
Flavor is a little better with some lite roast/cocoa on the finish that is complimented by a modest background malt sweetness... still the hop flavors/aromas (not necessarily the hop bitterness) are the first violins.
For just a 6.2% beer, this has a surprisingly good body.. decent carbonation..
I like this one, but there is just enough of the garlic/onion hoppiness to make me not like it "as much"... still though.. this is very well done. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Not a bad black IPA, but more tilts towards mild IPA, with roasted malts in the background for sure. Solid B.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2013
From can. Deep dark brown color with an inch thick tan head that lasts. Aroma is pine, citrus, and roasting. Taste is resinous pine and citrus hops with a smooth roasted malt and coffee presence, and a tiny hint of dark chocolate. Retains a good balance between the hoppiness and the roasted maltiness.