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Dark Horse Smells Like Weed IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Smells Like Weed IPA
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 13
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 07-19-2009)
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chrisbokmuller

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-10-2012 00:41:54 | More by chrisbokmuller
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -7.5%

On tap at Ashley's in Westland for a Dark Horse tap takeover. Big and creamy, almost completely opaque copper body with no head, only a mild, beige collar at the edge of the glass. I'll attribute the poor head to the pour and not the beer itself, but it's pretty weak. Despite the sub-par foam, there are a few splotches of lacing left behind on the glass.

The aroma is certainly full of pines and some dank resins... sticky icky, if you catch my drift. Definitely a weed-ish aspect going on, but to be honest, I've have many more IPAs that smell more like *weed* than this one. I guess I was expecting full-force bud, given the name, but it just had a lot of oily, resinous, danky hops - nothing too out of the ordinary, here.

There was quite a bit of caramel malt in the aroma as well, something I'm not particularly fond of, usually because it means it's gonna be a sweet IPA. Thankfully, that doesn't seem like the case for this brew, as the first sip is a loaded hop assault... Pine, ripe grapefruit peel, hemp oil, and a dash of peppery floral notes. Some resin comes along with the pine, but again; "weed" wouldn't be the first thought in my head.

Back-end toffee and caramel-like malt help for balance and luckily avoid jumping the shark into overtly sweet DIPA territory. The balance is actually quite nice, with a hefty, oily and bitter hop attack up front, fading into a soft and mildly sweet finish. Medium bodied, thicker than a standard IPA, but not quite "thick" or chewy. Resinous, lightly sticky mouth feel with a low carbonation boil.

Pretty good, really, just not exactly as the name implies. There's definitely quite a bit of pine, hop oil, and some dank resins, but as I mentioned before, there are many other beers I've had that give off more of a pot vibe than this one, but they don't go around bragging about it in the name. Solid overall, but don't expect liquid ganga exactly.

09-20-2013 11:26:20 | More by tectactoe
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danp14

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-11-2012 19:31:00 | More by danp14
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rolandboy

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-20-2012 03:01:48 | More by rolandboy
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TheMonk41

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-15-2011 03:27:13 | More by TheMonk41
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cgrz

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-21-2011 00:08:55 | More by cgrz
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +4.6%

Served on-tap at the brewpub.

A: The IPA is a copper colored wonder, fairly clear and topped off with a billowy white head. Decent lacing ensued.

S: The nose doesn't smell like weed but it is very grassy with a fragrant bop bitterness. Balance is thrown out the door; this is all IPA.

T: Ths hops are through the roof, dominating every aspect of the beer with a resiny, pine body. The flavor has a simcoe medicinal quality, deliciously strong and floral. Caramel malts serve as an afterthought and they aren't missed behind the hops. A hop lover's dream.

M: Hoppiness abounds but in a good way. This beer has a hop characteristic that rivals PtY. For real.

D: I stuck with one glass because DH was stop 2 of our 5 brewpub tour. I wish that I had filled a growler of it.

07-19-2009 22:23:34 | More by akorsak
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Another6Pack

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-20-2011 15:34:40 | More by Another6Pack
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minterro

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -8.7%

From notes at Crunchy's in East Lansing

Fluffy white head. Tastes like a better version of founders devil dancer ever looks like it.

In my option it doesn’t that much like weed (wheres the skunk?), its very grassy. Lots of citrus and floral hops in the taste. Floral hops very prevalent in the nose. Sharp/numb carbonation, medium bodied.

Labeled at 9%. Pretty much straight hops in the taste, kinda boring. Some lacing is clinging. Ouite bitter in the finish.

12-14-2011 20:46:56 | More by minterro
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

08-31-2012 02:21:23 | More by CWhite
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JoshVandy

Indiana

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-11-2011 18:25:03 | More by JoshVandy
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-30-2012 05:12:38 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-27-2012 18:47:20 | More by Zaphog
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

01-13-2013 15:31:04 | More by ROBSTARR
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rypkr

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-21-2014 07:55:02 | More by rypkr
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RollBounce

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

09-20-2012 23:01:14 | More by RollBounce
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Sparty55

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-01-2013 23:28:06 | More by Sparty55
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jman005

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

09-14-2013 01:58:42 | More by jman005
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BobsledTM

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-27-2014 02:59:04 | More by BobsledTM
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JDizzle

Indiana

4.28/5  rDev +3.4%

Had this on tap at DH. Been wanting to try this for a while.

Pours really cloudy with a dull copper color. Great white head and lacing that hugs the glass the whole way down.

Smells like Weed doesnt smell like weed, but does smell really good. Getting a lot of citrus and pine. Like a bouquet of hops.

At 9%, it's very deceiving! I would've guessed 6%. A nice citrusy hop blast up front with a biscuity malt at the finish.

Syrupy with a mouth numbing effect. Bitter on the backend.

Glad I was able to try this one! DH never disappoints.

07-13-2012 16:41:51 | More by JDizzle
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aggiearcher13

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +8%

On tap at the brewery on 7/17/09.

A: Pours a hazy orange-copper with quite a bit of frothy white head. Really good lacing.

S: Not like weed, nobody at the table thought so. I would say pine. Quite pungent, it really overpowers the malts.

T: Bitter, resiny, piney, not much malt is able to peak through the blast of hops.

M: Great body it, it's really a substantial brew.

D: This was highly drinkable. I had a couple pints and bought a growler, just an all-around great beer.

07-20-2009 02:56:42 | More by aggiearcher13
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QuadriderMX

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.8%

07-06-2014 05:00:06 | More by QuadriderMX
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

05-13-2012 23:43:31 | More by TastyIsBeer
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pcarney8

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-25-2014 02:51:20 | More by pcarney8
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brewskis

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-13-2014 23:01:30 | More by brewskis
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Dark Horse Smells Like Weed IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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