CDA is a new style in the beer world. There is much controversy of where its original inception was created, but most give credit to the Cascadian Region. Outside of the Northwest, most people call it a Black IPA, the American Brewers Guild calls it an American Black Ale, but most in the Northwest proudly call it a CDA. The beer itself is a balanced, hoppy, dark ale. Not as roasty or thick as a stout, but much more complex than an IPA.
Tanned marshmallow foam on top of a black body with hints of amber. Aromas of fresh cut Douglas Fir dance with bright citrus. Rich roastiness wraps its way around black currants with hints of toffee. The beer finishes deep and complex as the roast and the hops meld over the tongue.
Charred meats, spicy food, burgers, pan-fried oysters, and cured meats.
2017 - 93 Points - Ratebeer.com