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Dark Horse Artic Dekoorc Eert - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

330 Ratings
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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: warnerry on 08-11-2012)
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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Samuel Adams glass. No date. The head was think and off white in color. Moderate lacing remained. The body was hazy apricot.

The smell was citrus rind and pith. A bit garlicy.

The taste was full of citrus and tropical fruit sweetness. Solid maltiness but with a bolder, brassy finish. Drying.

The mouthfeel was was medium to full in density. Light to moderate carbonation.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of barczar
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky medium golden apricot with no head, but slight cream lacing at the rim.

Grapefruit, tangerine, resin, and oniony hops form the initial aroma. Fresh cut grass and light caramel malt, and floral hops add complexity.

Flavor is fairly citrusy, with muted grapefruit and sour orange finding pineapple, then becoming fairly bitter and resiny at the finish, with a hint of pine. The bready malt backbone merely shines through as a toasted flavor mid palate.

Body is a tad heavy, due to the lack of carbonation. There's moderate alcohol warmth.

Why this is on cask is beyond me. The flavor profile suffers due to lack of carbonation. If the flavor were accentuated to match the aroma, this would be incredible.

Update: out of a bottle, nice one inch cream head that lingers.

Resin and malt dominate the aroma. Onion is prevalent, with underpinnings of citrus.

Flavor is fairly sweet, toasted caramel malt, with resin hitting mid palate and carrying into the fairly bitter finish. Tropical citrus is dwarfed by malt.

Carbonation is moderate.

Wow. Night and day difference. The malt overwhelms in the bottled version. Lots of resin. Too bitter for me.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Photo of elNopalero
4.71/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is Dark Horse’s Crooked Tree IPA done up with citra hops. As I quote from my notes, “Freakin’ fantastic! Those citra hops are amazing.” Seriously. I was hooked on it from the first sip.

Artic eert pours a cloudy hefelike orange straw color with light foam. (I guess I could have just said it’s hazy.)

I can’t express how much I enjoy the aroma of tropical fruit & citrus. Guava and pineapple dominate over the citrus notes but its such an incredible, vibrant mix. Hop forward flavor. Lightly bodied with a slight smack of bitterness and this great, intense flavor.

While the beer itself is mildly bitter it is intensely flavorful. I’d say it’s almost sweetly bitter with the tropical fruits on it balancing out the bitterness. Loved every sip. Citralicious!

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Dark Horse Artic Dekoorc Eert from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.