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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

604 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 604
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 19
Gots: 78 | 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 DrinkMoreBigBeers:
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3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The bottle has a date that is hard to read but once held correctly says 5-13-14, I believe this is date it was bottle so this one should be fresh.

A - Pours out crystal clear dark amber with effervescent bubbles streaming up producing a small head that fizzled out pretty fast.

S - Sweet pine, marmalade, caramel, pineapple, apple. No sign of alcohol, but this one could use some more aromatics.

T- Sweet, caramel, resinous, pine, pineapple, slight bitterness. No sign of alcohol here.

M - Light bodied, really smooth, carbonation good, dry, slight bitterness on the back of the palate that builds but not very noticeable at first. I personally like a little more body.

O - Not my favorite IPA but it has some very nice qualities such as it being dangerously easy to drink. Be careful the only way I can tell this is 8.5% is the slight burn in my chest and the way my head is feeling. Taste and smell seem slightly more subdued then what I was expecting for an ipa. It is a pleasant IPA never the less, Cheers!

DrinkMoreBigBeers, Jun 04, 2014
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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.

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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.

GOBLIN, May 08, 2014
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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 604 ratings.