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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
THE BROS
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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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of dcmchew
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

Pours dark orange, kinda towards ruby/amber, with a compact one finger white head that lasts just a bit, leaving a frothy lace afterwards.
The usual dose of pine and grapefruit in the smell, also peach, apricot, cherry plum, a floral whiff, quite a lot of caramel and some cracker, too.
Bitter-sweet start, juicy with oranges, pomelo, grapefruit (lots of peel), a hint of mango, some peach jam setting the stage for a deep caramel sweetness and a sturdy maltiness that it's ultimately a bit too much. A sour grain note, bread dough, a bit of extra-toasted cracker. Hops bring a small floral note, a bit of weed dankness starting to develop, a spicy leafiness, cut short by big bitter grassiness. Finishes really bitter, quite earthy, hints of tobacco and some lingering maltiness.
Medium body and carbonation, just a bit sticky, regular.
It does somewhat remind somewhat of weed, but i had other IPAs that had that note even stronger. Malts are a bit too much tho. Not with the greatest out there, but a great hoppy beer anyway.

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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From notes on 5/27/14

Much more amber in color than I expected. Really does have a grassy weed smell to it. Taste is lots of hops and grassyness. Very dank and delicious.

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Aroma-Big citrus hops
Taste-Toasted malt, lots of citrus hops. Well-balanced and tasty, smooth for the high ABV.

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