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Oakshire O’Dark:30

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Here’s a new beer from Oakshire in Eugene. This black IPA features Cascade and Centennial hops, but not sure about the malt profile. Let’s see how this example of a new style fairs?

Stats:
American Black Ale. 6.3% ABV. 70 IBUs. Oregon. Spring Seasonal.

Dark brown to ruby in color. It’s got a nice, little, off-white head and leaves some really nice lacing.

It’s got a nice hoppy nose that brings a little bit of pine and citrus, but you can also get some of that malt, which brings a nice chocolate component.

Mouthfeel is pretty decent. Perhaps just a hair light, but nothing to complain about. Medium carbonation.

Citrus and pine meet on the initial attack but then it eases into the malts which bring a chocolate and caramel flavor. The finish is long with a medium bitterness and a pine component.

This is actually a pretty delicious beer, and I’m surprised by how well the hops and malts play in here. They really complement each other and this is one of the better examples of the style to date. 90 points.

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