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

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very good

626 Ratings
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Ratings: 626
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 19
Gots: 81 | FT: 0
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Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: SportsandJorts on 04-26-2014)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle (bottled on date: 5/1/2014) into a Samuel Adams specialty glass

A- Pours a hazy, rust orange with about a single finger of a white, soapy head. A bit darker and more hazy than I prefer my DIPA's.. (3.50)

S- They weren't kidding with the name! Although not overdone, the aromatics are quite pungent and consist of a dichotomy between sweet orange/tangerine/pineapple and piney/herbal/floral notes. Upon further investigation the olfactory hues do not produce much in the way of a malt backbone...all hops! (4.75)

T- Huge slap of piney/resinous bitterness attacks the palate first. A mere fleeting note of malt sweetness is detected mid-sip but is quickly pummeled into submission by the substantial citrus rind hop bitterness. A beautiful balance between citrus and pine bitterness. (5.0)

M- Falls on the lighter side of medium. Despite the (advertised) 8.5% ABV, the alcohol falls completely 'under the radar.' Carbonation is to style and the malt/hop ratio is done to precision...enough malt to support the hop load and make them the star of the show. What's more, SLASM lacks any astringency that would makes this unpleasant. (4.5)

O- Dark Horse does not disappoint with SLASM and can easily see the hype surrounding this limited release. Not only am I happy to have had the opportunity to review this offering, I am an ardent fan of this brewery (their BBA Plead The 5th Imperial Stout stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Goose Island's BCBS) and cannot wait to sample more of their beers. (4.75)

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This smells so damn good. I'm not sure what kind of hop is used, but it's got some fruity funk and I like it. It reminds me of Jelly Bellys.

Fruity funky hops with Jelly Bellys, that's all I'm getting and I ain't hating.

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This brew instantly gained an eternal place in my heart.

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Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 626 ratings.