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

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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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Flounder57
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at Estelle's in Boston.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced a 5 hin layer. It is a hazy copper color with little clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing as the beer was drank.

Smell: Tropical, citrus, floral, pungent, caramel, resiny pine, and some bready notes.

Taste: Same as above with mild tingly bitterness. Very tasty and a little booze.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, a little booze, and tingly bitterness.

Overall: For a safety meeting, this is delicious.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of thecheapies
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Marmalade amber color with a dense foam of separated cream. Laces well.

Pine hops, earthy grapefruit, dank citrus, bitter orange, and some tropical hop stank. Burly toasted malt reminds me of a hoppy red ale. Alcohol evident. A hint of safety meeting.

Bitter pithy hops with bone-crushing intensity. Dank citrus, grapefruit rind, bitter orange, and a lot of pine woodiness. Sappy and chunky. Some green tropical fruit rind (melon, papaya) in the fray. Alcohol, bruising malt toast, hefty bitterness, and leafy astringency. Slightly saline. For hop-lovers only.

Coarse mouthfeel with a big body and a carbonation of gritty texture. Not an easy quaff.

Eh, I was expecting better. Would much rather have a Double Crooked Tree.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Alextricity
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 4-29-14 and poured just 19 days later 5-18-14. This is one of the fresher IPAs I've had for awhile, so I'm looking forward to this. $2.49 single poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

Appearance: Pours a burnt orange color with a moderate haze. Off-white creamy/and soapy head that's about half a finger in height. I like the color on this. There's also a thin wall of lacing throughout the first half of the glass.

Smell: Oh man, love that citrus. It's citrusy with loads of tropical fruit aromas. Juicy as hell and sweet. Definitely a pretty big IPA. I'm a good boy (or a no-life?) who hasn't smelled weed before, so I don't know about that, but all I do know is that this smells great.

Taste/feel: The very definition of bittersweet. There's an intense bitterness one moment, but then a rush of malty sweetness with the tropical fruit hop flavors. A Fruity Pebbles sort of flavor in there as well, particularly when it gets a little warmer. The finish is really dry and slightly bitter. I really love the mouthwatering initial sweetness of this beer followed immediately by that big IPA bitterness I'd expect. For some reason it comes into the mouth a little on the thin side (...ahem), but the feel overall is medium in texture and low-to-maybe-medium in carbonation.

SLASM is a very good beer, plain and simple. There's a great, significant tropical fruity hop presence that I love, a solid, sweet malt flavor, and a nice bitterness. As it warms just a bit, it becomes more sweet than bitter, and becomes even more drinkable. This is listed as a standard IPA, but with its significant malt profile (and just the color of the beer, even), I'd label this an Imperial IPA, personally. Regardless of that, it's a beer any hop fan should seek out.

This beer comes together in a huge way after about 10-15 minutes out of the fridge. One of my very favorite beers. I wasn't nearly this impressed when I first poured it, but wow.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/24/2014. Pours lightly hazy deep orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon peel, orange rind, pine, floral, grass, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with bright citrus/grassy hops and moderate malt balance; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon peel, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon peel, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/grassy hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, smooth, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good DIPA. Good balance, complexity, and robustness of citrus/grassy hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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