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Deschutes Hop In The Dark

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Hey guys, sorry about the absence of posts. My computer power cable crapped out, and havn’t had access to my computer for a few days. I’ll catch up here in the next couple of days. Here’s the first one of a bunch of reviews to follow. Grab this beer, it’s awesome.

Black IPA’s are hot right now, but still pretty rare. It’s an interesting style, and because you have roasted and hoppy flavors, they can be hard to make, finding that right balance. Deschutes version is brewed with dark, Crystal, and Munich malts with oats, and Cascade, Citra, and Centennial hops. BTW, Deschutes refers to this style as a Cascadian Dark Ale, there isn’t yet a consensus on what this style should be called.

Stats:
Black India Pale Ale. 6.5% ABV. 70 IBUs. Oregon.

Looks just like a stout, got a nice tan head.

The nose is what you would imagine a black IPA being. Roasted malts come through but with a citrusy hop profile and a hint of pine. Some nice chocolate flavors as well.

Good mouthfeel, fairly thick bodied.

The palate is interesting, lots of citrus up front with some nice chocolate and caramel flavors. Hint of vanilla comes through with oranges and apricots. Does die just a tad on the mid-palate and ends with a roasted coffee and hop bitterness.

Quite a well-made beer and quite well-balanced. This is the best example of the style that I’ve had so far, check it out. 91 points.

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