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O’Dark:30 – Oakshire – Eugene, Oregon


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O’Dark:30 – Oakshire – Eugene, Oregon

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Apparently, Cali had been eying this one at Whole Foods for a minute. I was kind of surprised she wanted to try a “Cascadian” Dark Ale or rather a Black IPA or India Black Ale. What makes a Cascadian Dark Ale ,as I will refer to them, is that they resemble an American IPA, but with a dark roast to them like a porter. I know Cali doesn’t really enjoy dark beers and I rarely have them, but I thought this version may be a little different, plus it is a Spring Seasonal that may not be back for a few.

So here is the run down:

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA


Malts: 2-row malted barley and wheat malt

Hops: specialty dark malt
Nugget and Cascade Hops

Yeast & Water: ???


  • 6.3% ABV
  • 15º PLATO
  • 70 IBU
  • ??? AA
  • ???º Lovibond


This beer was first released in March of 2010. This beer is being dubbed a Cascadian Dark Ale due to it’s history of being born in the Pacific Northwest. However, there is some rumors floating that it was actually first conceived in Vermont.
“Born probably some time before your alarm clock goes off this beer is a tribute to the late hours spent slaving to make the perfect ales! O’Dark 30 is known for being a military time between midnight and sunrise. It’s usually this time that someone is either going to sleep, waking up, or getting on the job.” Oakshire

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  1. auz1111 06-23-2010 Recent Favorite:


    Black with a 1/2inch sticky off white head.


    Malts and coffee with some hint of hops.


    Very chocolaty sweet with a small hops bite at the end.


    Smooth and not to thick for the dark coffee-like flavor.

    Last Sip/Drinkability:

    Not my favorite style at the moment, but as I get a feel for these Cascadian Dark Ales I begin to appreciate and like them more. This one was a little too bitter, but not terrible.

    Final Rating:2.5


Nice entry for the CDA!

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O’Dark:30 – Oakshire – Eugene, Oregon