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Dark Horse Rod - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Rod
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85
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drxandy on 05-28-2008)
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Reviews by tigg924:
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Union Ale House Weymouth--served into a pint glass

Appearance: moderate carbonation, minimal head, dark red- brown in color, cloudy

Smell: pine hops

Taste: caramel with big piney hops

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a bitter spike in the middle and a less bitter end, medium-high carbonation, medium-light body

Overall: Worth a try and above average for a red ale. Yet after a pint, I have no desire for another. I would not turn this down either.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2011 12:51:36 | More by tigg924
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Dark Horse Rod from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.