Ollopa Dekoorc Eert - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
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Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BB1313 on 07-02-2014

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Ratings: 175 | Reviews: 25
Reviews by Flounder57:
Photo of Flounder57
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy amber orange color with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Fruity, grassy, toasted, bready, and pale malts.

Taste: Lots of toasted and burnt characteristics with mild tingly bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: A bit smooth, chewy, medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a little bitterness in the rear.

Overall: is this supposed to be like Crooked Tree deconstructed? Anyways, not bad. I still like Crooked Tree complete.

More User Reviews:
Photo of larryarms847
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark golden amber orange with a nice fluffy two finger head and creates quite a pretty display of fluffy white lacing.

Smells very exotic and tropical with a very sharp, bitter finish.

The flavor drops off quite a bit in rating as it's a rather bitter and bland brew. Spicy citrus and a slight fruit loop-ness after taste.

Too dry for my taste. Not sticky enough.

Overall, This looks beautiful and smells wonderful, but drops off in points once in the mouth (IMO).

Photo of docoman
3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This was very interesting beer, was curious about the Apollo hops... one thing that really stood out was the yeast that almost looked alive even after letting sit for few minutes, kept beer very cloudy looking and not something I wanted to jump right into. Honestly thought overall was bland for a IPA, not much in way of smell or taste just OK overall, not bad, but not something I would seek out again.

Photo of buschbeer
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

L - It is amber with golden highlights. Suspended yeast is evident. It is topped with an inch of beige head.

S - I get some citrus and a little tropical fruit. I smell a little pine as well.

T - The taste has alcohol and pine flavors. The taste reminds me of a pine cleaner.

M - Medium

O - It just has something off about it. The pine cleaner taste is not that appealing.

Photo of StoutHunter
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Dark Horse's Ollopa Dekoorc Eert last week for $1.99 at The Lager Mill. I don't think I've ever had a beer that was only hopped with apollo and I'm interested to see what it's like, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok, it's weird looking, but it's a little eye catching. It poured a murky burnt orange color that didn't change when held to the light and it had a little over a finger and a half worth of creamy off white head head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some patchy lacing behind. This beer looked ok, it was little weird looking for the style,
but the head and lacing were nice.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart a unique herbal and fruity aroma with some orange and berry aromas coming through and there's just a light piney aroma showing up in the background. Up next comes the malts which are on the light side and they impart some sweet malt, light caramel malt and bready aromas with a little bit of doughy yeast showing up in the background. This beer had a pretty nice aroma, I like the fruity aspect and how unique the hop profile was.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and they impart the exact same aspects that they did in the aroma to make for unique herbal and fruity flavor with just a little bit of piney hops showing up in the background. Up next comes the malts which impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time they show up a little more and there's also a lightly toasted and biscuit like aspect showing up. On the finish there's a medium amount of bitterness with a fruity, herbal hop and biscuit malt like aftertaste. This was a pretty nice tasting beer, I like the unique fruity and herbal combination of flavors that I got from the hops.

M- Smooth, crisp, slightly creamy, on the slightly thicker side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice and it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and a good example of the style, it had pretty much all the key aspects that I look for in the style while still being unique and keeping good balance. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, crisp, slightly creamy, a little filling and the taste did a good job at holding my attention, I wouldn't mind drink a couple of these. What I like the most about this beer was the hop profile, it was a nice and fruity and the combination of herbal hop flavors and aromas made it unique. What I liked the least about this beer was the appearance, the head and lacing were nice, but the the murky dark brunt orange color wasn't the most inviting to look at. I would buy this beer again and I would get a six pack of it if they released it on it's own. I would recommend this to any IPA fan especially if you want your IPA to be a little unique. All in all I was happy with this beer, it gave me a good idea of what kind of flavors, aromas and bitterness that the Apollo hops can impart and I enjoyed it. This isn't my favorite IPA or Dark Horse beer, but so far it's my favorite from this Single Hop series of Crooked tree and I think I like it almost as much as Crooked Tree. Good job guys, I like it when a beer teaches me something and this beer gave me a nice little lesson on Apollo Hops, keep up the hard work.

Photo of robear
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz poured into a goblet

Appearance: A bit more ruddy than Crooked Tree. Very little head to speak of. White but dissipates quickly. CT does as well, so true to recipe, probably. First pour was clear, second pour hazy- typical of DH unfiltered beers. Not going to turn this one down based on looks.

Smell: Malty. Marzen-like. Candied almonds, nearly-burnt bread. Slightly darker and sweeter than Crooked Tree. Just enough spice to be intriguing.

Taste: Very mellow bitterness, not unlike a good ESB. No fruitiness, just pure bitterness. You can tell that this is primarily a bittering hop. This is a very strong base hop- as I get further in the glass I realize that this is why the aroma was so muted on this beer. If hops were artillery, this would be a howitzer. I'm not getting any off flavors, just a ton of pecan pie crust (minus the sweetness).

Mouthfeel: Not a light drinker. This one will hit you towards the back of the tongue and the roof of your mouth. Just carbonated enough to stay lively. Drinks like a thick maibock.

Overall: Well-made single hop IPAs (especially made with super alpha bittering hops) are hard to come by. This isn't going to "impress" West Coast hop heads, but it will teach you what Apollo hops can do. Well worth the experience.

Photo of ssarkozi1
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Very nice IPA, brought a growler home of this last time I was at Dark Horse. Sadly it was gone that night..found myself wanting more!

Photo of BellsFan
3.22/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance. pours a deep amber with little to no head minimal lacing on the glass

Aroma. faint cat urine but not necessarily in a bad way

Taste. same as the aroma of course. not a strong hop bitterness flavor. more of a West Coast style IPA

Mouth. feel then unremarkable

Overall. I'm glad to try this variation of dark horse's Crooked tree IPA, however I don't think I'd buy again

Photo of BB1313
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a glowing copper with a fluffy off-white head. This IPA showcases Apollo hops. The aromas are interesting. Lots of malts and breads. Faint pine notes. Some lime. Subtle citrus notes, but the fruitiness seems to take a backseat. Extremely earthy aromas and flavors. Grapefruit becomes alive in the flavors. Lots of malts and more bread. Caramel malts are there. It seems like there could be an English influence to this beer, in my opinion. The Apollo hops give this one a nice bitterness that hopheads should appreciate. The bitterness is clean and crisp. Once again, this is an earthy brew. It's pretty rustic. Mouthfeel is awesome. The mouthfeel is probably the most impressive part for me. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's extremely creamy and fluffy. Very smooth and easy to drink. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

I guess I'm not crazy about Apollo hops being used in a single-hop IPA, but that's just me. The craftsmanship is very impressive, just like most Dark Horse beers. It's good, but just depends on what you look for in the style.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains earthy hops, caramelized malts and citrus.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a hearty malt character comes in. The hops presence is a bit subdued but is still strong and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid less-harsh IPA to drink for a while.

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - about average golden color with slight head.
Smell - great hop piny sweet citrus smell, almost tangerine.
Taste - Fantastic taste just like the smell, piney, sweet tangerine citrus taste
Feel - light to medium pallet and carbonation
Overall - Fantastic beer. I think it might be better then the crooked tree

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy dark orange with a two-finger foamy white head.

S - Mostly tropical fruit/citrus and pine.

T - Follows the aroma with a blend of tropical fruit and pine. Starts with a nice punch of piney hops. Mid palate has a nice amount of sweet citrus - orange, pineapple, and grapefruit. Finish comes full circle with more piney hops that produce a lingering bitter finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Smooth creamy mouthfeel.

O - A very drinkable IPA, but probably my least favorite from the Dark Horse IPA variety pack. The Apollo hops just don't do it for me as a single hopped beer. It's still an above average IPA.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Pours a muddy orange color with a soapy white head and IPA style lacework. The aroma is more piney than anything, herb and orange following later. The taste has the base ale of standard crooked tree, with a firm malt foundation and of course, plenty of bitter, piney hops. The flavor is good, but doesn't deviate greatly from the original version. It is a standard IPA with good bitterness and pine, herb, citrus in more or less that order. Medium bodied ale holding ample carbonation. This is a go to option, but of course makes the beer nerd want to try all the flavors. Good stuff any way you slice it.

Photo of KFBR392
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured with a finger and a half of rich head. Slightly transparent clean orange color. Above average active carbonation per the style.

Smell: Bright tropical fruits jumps out right away with substantial undertones of resinous pine. Grassy herbal hops pick up on the body with continuing building pine. Some caramel malt notes are on the back end.

Taste: Dank fruits hit immediately but quickly succumb to earthy, herbal hop notes. Big dry pine with continuing herbal hop notes growing in intensity. Orange rinds and slightly sour grapefruit hit mid palate. The finish is grassy hops and some tasty dankness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and earthy hops attack the palate throughout. Carbonation fits.

Overall: Wow this was a really complex and interesting single hopped IPA. I don't think I've ever had Apollo hops showcased by themselves in a brew and maybe they should be the headliner more often. Well done Dark Horse.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

As many brewers trek across the hop-scape of flavor, the showcase of "single-source" hopping is a sexy way to make IPA that both succumb to the style but also stand out in their uniqueness.

This series of dekooC eerT beers enter the market with a similar caramel and amber hue that release a creamy khaki head. And when those bubbles pop, its aromatics shine with citrusy, herbal and faint tropical components of fruit. Laced with just enough creamy sweetness, beer's early taste is zesty, bright and with the honied taste of vine ripened grapefruit and orange.

As the middle opens, its sweetness quivers and the dryness begins to take hold. The procession exposes a leafy, herbal and stemmy woodiness that is unique to the apollo hops. Its slight tangy and tea-like presence becomes more earthy than most IPA.

And that spicy hop bite to conclude says it all- bitter to its core, the beer is happy rely on soft residual sweetness, a dry backbone and playful acidic bite to keep the taste refreshing and centered on the apollo hops.

I love what Dark Horse does with this Crooked Tree Series- it's an education on hop flavor and a soothingness to spirit. It's simply all of whats right with beer!

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 7/3/2014. Pours lightly hazy 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 down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of peach, apricot, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, herbal, floral, grass, caramel, and herbal/floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of peach, apricot, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, herbal, floral, grass, caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, apricot, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice single hopped IPA. All around good complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of Duhast500
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Dogfish Head pint glass.

The color is a hazy amber/gold with two fingers of foamy white head and some nice thick lacing left on the glass.

The smell is citrus at first with a candy-like orange coming out. There is a chewy malt aroma here that is a bit bready but also floral hops there as well.

The taste is again citrus but with more tangerine flavor mixed into the orange. There is much more of a dough-like flavor here toward the back. A pita bread flavor that comes in nicely before letting a little bitterness push forward at the end. A great buttery flavor appears and is very enjoyable.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied. It has a nice smooth finish and is pretty drinkable.

Photo of Lemke10
4/5  rDev +4.2%

This pours a hazy, copper-orange color with a slight head. The aroma is weak with hints of malts and hops. The taste is very interesting with flavor. The texture is smooth and easy drinking, but the flavors erupt with strength and bitterness.

Photo of KevChiTown
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My third of the Crooked Tree single hop series. Mellow subtle citrus flavor. Very balanced compared to the others.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer looks weird in that it's muddled and murky. Tastes decent, but the flavor mirrors the visual aspect of it. The character that is there seems piney and earthy, but not really boisterous. Frankly, I would hope for a lot more out of this one. Kind of bland really.

Photo of schoolboy
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%

This was the lightest beer that Saveon had for filling growlers today. I was afraid it would be too light. Woo hoo, it's full flavored and there is nothing light about it. And to me the sample I tried was nowhere near as good as the real deal.

It's very cloudy and foamy, and an orange/yellow hue. The aroma is a dirty hops smell.

The taste is an unexpectedly complex malty hops affair. I can even sense some yeastiness, which is rare for the style. It is unusual, in a good way. The aftertaste is odd too. Despite all the head and foam, it a bit creamy and flat in the mouth. The sharp hops aftertaste is unique too, not like many similar brews.

I really liked the unique character of this and highly recommend it.

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice orange body
taste is sweet malts with some citrus to it.
Very nice single hop beer.

Photo of andrewjraab
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%

A - Pours a hazy chestnut brown with two fingers of foamy cream colored head. Nice lacing and rings after each sip.

S - Piney, earthy, mint, grass.

T - Dank and resinous, piney, clean and bitter on the palate. Nicely balanced with malts, but the hops take over.

O - I Really like this single hop offering of the crooked tree. I would definitely have this again and recommend.

Photo of SerialTicker
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Having just had the FF Dekoorc Eert and previously having the Artic (with Edacsac still to drink), I'm hoping Ollopa is as good or better than the other two I've had.

Appearance: Appears to be the same color as the FF version, maybe a bit more brown for some reason? Still a hazy orange/brown color. The head on this one seems to be a bit longer lasting, and a little bit of heavier lacing. Nice start.

Smell: Mild and less in-your-face than the FF was. Quite sweet. Pretty floral with citrus sweetness and a bit of malt. I'm just confused. Why is the aroma on this one so subtle!? It smells very nice, I'm just begging for more!

Taste/feel: An almost candy corn flavor is the first flavor I think of -- I know that's probably a huge "What the hell are you drinking?" thing, but it's what I pick up, and it's likely a combination of the malt with the Apollo hops. Sweet malt flavor, not nearly as bitter as the Falconer's Flight (FF) variety I had just a few minutes ago, but still most definitely an IPA. Hard to believe that this is (supposedly) the same base beer, because this tastes waaay different. The bitterness is less harsh, there's quite a bit more sweetness, it's not as dry... etc. The similarities begin and end with the mouthfeel -- this has the same amount of carbonation and the same, good, overall body. The malt profile is also similar, but they're quite different. I'd like to say the ages are just way different, but the bottled-on dates are only five days apart.

I like it maybe a little less than the FF version, but I think that may just be because I've not had Falconer's Flight hops before, and it tasted more "new" to me. At the same time, I'd prefer to drink MORE of Ollopa than FF because it drinks so easily and it's not quite as, how should I say this... palate destroying. It's incredible to me that a single hop variety can change a beer so much, but that's what makes craft beer so special.

Photo of hardy008
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Pours a brownish orange color with a one finger beige head. The aroma has citrus zest and bread malt.

There is citrus zest, bread malt, toasted malt, grass and some earthiness in the taste. Fairly bitter, without much sweetness for balance.

Medium bodied with average carbonation. Has a lightly bitter aftertaste. Worth trying. I just wish they had a date on the single bottle I bought, so I could tell how old the beer is.

Ollopa Dekoorc Eert from Dark Horse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.