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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pale & dark roasted malts join together with generous portions of Yakima Valley hops in this unique new style of beer that was born in the Northwest. All the rich malty goodness you would expect from dark ale is accented by the hop kick of an IPA. Citrus and floral aroma is complimented by velvety smooth roasted malt flavor. A Northwest style of beer which boldly exhibits the wealth of local ingredients that make this such a great beer region.

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2.9
IndianaRed (5041) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 1, 2016
On Tap at Growler Guys, Meridian Clear deep rich brown with dense lasting tan head and lacing. If someone would have told me this was a robust Brown Ale I would have said nice job. The hop bitters is way too low. CDAs should have a much more pronounced fresh west coast hop bite. Still a very smooth easy beer with very nice chocolate rostiness. Is it too late to change the name of this beer?

3.5
BK7 (805) - Turner, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Growler from Growl Movement. A decent India Dark Ale. Roasted malts, coffee and nuts. Smooth and creamy. Fruity sweetness in the background. Light bitterness throughout.

3.4
robforbes (2267) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
smooth and not too bitter. hops in back. malty with some nuts. great lacing.

3.6
BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Dark roast malts with a big hops aroma and flavor. Rich complex flavor with light caramel flavor lingering. Light earthy hops also appear in the finish also. Easy drinking CDA.

3.3
BillKismet (4139) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Deep caramel color--nearly black, and opaque, with a beige, lacy head. Muted hop presence throughout this CDA. Perhaps some splinters of Centennial. Moderately roasty, with a rough cola character in aroma and flavor. Fresh grain character. Quite malt-forward for the style.Sort of a cross between an amber and a brown porter.

3.6
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Sample at brewery. Brown/black. Aroma of hops first, then toasty malts. Taste is also hop first but finishes with some toasted grain flavor. Good texture and carbonation.

3.8
improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2011
On tap at Kate’s Pub. Pours a dark brown with small light tan head that leaves a lot of nice lacing as it goes down. Strong smell of brown sugar and a bit of dried candied fruit. Flavor of sweet malts and a bit of bitterness in the finish. Smooth mouthfeel. A very nice winter warmer.

3.8
AmEricanbrew (7037) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 19, 2011
@Afrika Lounge Sea Tac. Clear dark brown color with lingering tan foamage. Nice tooty fruity hop, dark chocolate, floral aromas. Medium bodied. Lightly sweet tropical fruit, pine sap, dark chocolate, black roast flavors--very good

3.3
TomTiedemann (249) - Levittown, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Pour on tap at Mac and jacks lounge in sea tac airport. Dark brown pour and thick creamy brownish head. Very smokey flavor and smell with sweet chocolate after taste

3
riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Nose of cola, light roast, light floral and piney hops. Perhaps a hint of butter as well. Pours more or less black, short lived head that settles to nothing. The flavor is mostly cola, roast, floral and piney hops with a squirt of movie theater butter. Moderate carbonation. Pretty tame and mildly problematic.


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