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Hop in the Dark CDA ~ Deschutes

Appearance: burnt, black and delicious to look at. Khaki espresso crema head – bubbly and lacy with a nice collar. Swirls nice.

Nose: forestry. Lots of brush, bark, and dirty in a very good west coast way – squishing toes amidst the ground as I admire the endless evergreens and firs and greenage around me. Ferns and foliage. Tickle of dried chocolate along the side with bakers intentions; brittle. Dried raisins.

Palate: roasty and earthy. Burnt woods and bark. Burnt hops – take whole hop cones and roast over the fire. Lingering burnt woodsy delights. More simplistic than nose implied. Tar starts to grow along the edge which grows a tannic tang which grabs the back and underside of tongue, lingering after each quaff.

Final Thoughts: quite tasty but I don’t know. I was expecting maybe more – more roast, more toast, and more of what the west coasters boast about when they boast about CDA especially when in “dispute” against the BIPA. I’d drink it again though.

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(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)
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