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Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

624 Ratings
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Ratings: 624
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 19
Gots: 81 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SportsandJorts on 04-26-2014)
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Reviews by Budinetz:
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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured slowly into a teku glass. Kept sediment in the bottle.

A- pours a deep amber color with a white fluffy head. Decent head retention with visible lacing. Beautiful lookin brew!

S- smells of fresh hops and bready malts. Hint of citrus. Not a whole lot going on here but it smells delicious

T- tastes of bitter grapefruit, biscuity malt, and piney hops.

M- feels slick in the tongue up front with a dry, bitter finish.

O- a solid brew. Very flavorful and well balanced with a great malt backbone. I would definitely buy this again.

Cheers!

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Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass out of a 12 oz bottle purchased at the Craft Beer Store in Dresden, Germany. Yes, Dresden -- couldn't believe I was seeing a Dark Horse beer over 4,000 miles from Marshall, MI!!!

APPEARANCE – Opaque orange in color w/ a thick light-tan head that produces wonderful lacing on the glass.

SMELL – Sweet piney aroma.

TASTE – Surprisingly sweet malty front that quickly yields to light hoppiness then repeating waves of malt and hop alternate as the taste fades away. Interesting.

MOUTHFEEL – Good wrap-around-your-tongue feel to it.

OVERALL – A rock-solid IPA. Not my favorite, but definitely an IPA that I'd buy again.

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Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A dank and juicy hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus and pine. Citrus fruit hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, lemon, pineapple, and tangerine. Big earthy and herbal hop presence with hints of grass and pine resin. Solid supporting malt presence with hints of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. Nicely dank and bitter smelling. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: As dank and fire as it smells, a big juicy mix of citrus and piney hops with a solid malt backing. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, pineapple, mango, and tangerine. Earthy, floral, and herbal hop notes with some pine resin and grass. As hoppy as things are there is a solid malt backing with notes of sweet caramel, grains, yeast, and cracker. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation, Juicy, oily, and pretty drying on the mouth like the sticky icky does to you.

Overall: A pretty fire and dank IPA. Good juicy and piney hop notes with a solid malt backing. How many puns can I put in a review? Maybe 420.

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Dark Horse Smells like a safety meeting

Poured into pint glass

A: Pours a nice attractive dark amber with red glowing highlights.

S: Caramel, apples, dark fruits and some subtle citrus notes.

T: Good. Not bad at all but not amazing . . . Not disappointing. A solid offering but lacks a certain flavor that makes me want to revisit this one.

M: Medium-sized feel, sticky and finishes with a tangy feel on the back of tongue.

O: I like this beer and glad I decided to give it a try. Wouldn't hesitate to drink again but I will probably not seek out again.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into my chalice, deep caramel hued body slightly hazed one of those unfiltered Michigan brewers. This happens to be bottled on 6/5/14...It definitely doesn't smell like an expiration date there's a fresh smelling hop nose not decomposed hop accents hanging out there. Big malty and hoppy it's a huge DIPA more bordering a strong ale or weak barleywine. I'm pairing this malt monster of a DIPA with a Viaje Zombie Antidote it's got the right combination of pepper spice and Nicaraguan tobacco to balance out this big beer!!! Aroma has apricot preserves citrus mango and a bit of a booze coming through. Flavor deep pine, sweet apricot fruit notes, citrus pith bittering it out to the bone, with some lingering tropical notes adding some sweetness back into the mix. Mouthfeel a bit viscous and hot on the palate with alcohol, but it has enough hop resins to mellow everything out. Overall I'm very pleased with this big DIPA no frills in your face version of the style aggressive like most of the other beers in Dark Horse's stable.

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Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 624 ratings.