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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

639 Ratings
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Ratings: 639
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 19
Gots: 83 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Photo of davet100
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, review from a couple of weeks back.

A: Clear, light copper with a fluffy white head.

S: Dank hops and pine with some herbal notes.

T: Hoppy for sure, lots of pine resin and as it warmed, some notes of pineapple and orange came through. Per the aroma, some herbal notes are present and there is a solid malt backbone to keep things in check.

M: Definitely medium bodied, a bit sticky at times, but for the most part, very drinkable and the alcohol nicely hidden. Decidedly dry finish which I liked.

O: I thought this brew was quite complex and well constructed, despite the rather stupid name. While it didn't blow me away, I would suggest it is worth checking out if you are a fan of hoppy beers that keep you thinking.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not sure what to think of this beer. As I've said many other times, a very east coast style ipa. Earthy mostly, with some pine thrown in the mix. The main detractor, and thankfully it is either going away or I'm getting used to it, is this hairspray kind of flavor to it. It's decent. But something isn't right for me. Maybe it's just the keg or bad luck.

Photo of Symz
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of PintSizedLover
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of mykill84
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of JohnnieNepal
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of M1A2
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Nathaniel Square Corner Store.

Pours a slightly hazy copper color, with a half inch head, and a little bit of head.

It doesn't quite smell like a safety meeting (or weed, for that matter) but it smells supremely dank, grassy, and just plain dirty. Not a whole lot of citrus here, but there's possibly a little bit of grapefruit.

This beer just tastes sticky as hell. Very floral, herbal, and piney, with very little citrus flavor. There is a strong malt background as well, that provides a little bit of sweetness. Relatively bitter, slightly vegetal, but it's not a problem.

Medium bodied, sticky but bitter mouthfeel. Fairly drinkable despite the heavy-handed flavors. Low carbonation.

Another winner by Dark Horse, this set out to do something and it really accomplished it.

Photo of fluidmotion
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Evarigan
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of mcgovern1010
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of ZachKelly
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Commando
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Flounder57
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Photo of staaaaalin
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Brewsed
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jmich24
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of thecheapies
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of WeymouthMike
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of jemarent
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.