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Edacsac Dekoorc Eert - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

298 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 09-28-2012)
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-07-2013 20:21:26 | More by dalepryor
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-07-2013 00:11:48 | More by beergorrilla
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-06-2013 19:45:15 | More by JeffTheJuice
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a deep hazy orange with a frothy two and a half fingers of beige foam.

Smell: Very earthy and vegetal with hints of muted citrus.

Taste: Follows the nose fairly closely. Earthy, leafy, vegetal, and piney with some grapefruit rind and a biscuity caramel malt backbone. Very nicely balanced with a smooth, mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp. Goes down easy.

Overall, this is a pretty solid IPA but I'm not the biggest fan of this particular flavor profile. If you like earthier IPAs then you might dig this. I didn't love this one but I would definitely recommend
giving it a try, if even just to start familiarizing and educating yourself on different hops.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 04:53:13 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-06-2013 04:36:08 | More by BARFLYB
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Chris for this one. The pour is literally identical to the FF version of this beer; no surprise there as the malt bill is probably the exact same. The head on the Cascade version seems to be a little more lively, but it still recedes to a skin pretty quickly and still shows no traces of lacing on the glass at all.

Leafy and lightly floral hops crowd the aroma; pretty fresh and zesty. Very mild fruity character in the aroma, maybe even more so than the Falconers Flight version. Should I be surprised by that? A light juiciness is a nice byproduct of the citric character, a good way to cut through some of the strong florals. The grapefruits, leaves, and caramel malts work pretty well together here.

And again, like the other versions, the caramel malt is pretty prominent and gives a strong, sweetness that works allows for a nice balance through and through. I've gotta say, I'm already liking the way this one smells a bit more than the Falconers Flight version, so I can only hope that it treats my taste buds just as well.

After the first sip, I get a good dose of some peppery spice, leaves, grass, and very light florals. At first, the citrus seems muted, but it comes in stronger and stronger with each successive sip. Bitter citrus pith, zesty orange peels, and light grapefruit rind. Bitterness hits just moments in and remains moderately heavy for the duration of the sip.

Needless to say, even the citrus characteristics are playing towards the bitter side rather than the sweet and juicy side, but there's nothing wrong with that - the lump caramel malts keep everything in check and provide a solid backbone of balance to bring it all together. Medium bodied, seems a little more carbonated than the FF Dekoorc Eert for a more crisp mouth feel.

I liked this one better than the FF variant, but not quite as much as the Citra variant that was enjoyed after. Cascade hops are very versatile, and they can certainly stand well on their own. I wasn't expecting so much citrus, but there was a good amount of bitter peel and pith notes. Drinkable and enjoyable overall.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 03:08:55 | More by tectactoe
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assman79

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-06-2013 00:30:48 | More by assman79
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Tee2Grn

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

05-05-2013 22:31:27 | More by Tee2Grn
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-05-2013 00:44:17 | More by jak
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-04-2013 05:20:53 | More by MSandahl23
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

crazy how one different hops makes a beer quite a bit different! this is the normal crooked tree recipie except for the focus was on cascade hops with this one.

appearence was identical. the smell is a lot more earthy and a lot less citrusy with some sweetness in the nose.

the mouthfeel is also less silky and the flavor is also just like the smell, more toned done earthy hops instead of citrus. im hoping this is my least favorite of the crooked tree ipa sampler, still have the citra and the falconers...

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 03:12:29 | More by Beerlover
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-04-2013 02:55:12 | More by szmnnl99
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Gtg642

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-04-2013 00:17:19 | More by Gtg642
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-02-2013 16:43:18 | More by JohnnieNepal
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.4%

05-02-2013 01:28:56 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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gatornation

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-01-2013 22:04:15 | More by gatornation
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shamrock071521

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-01-2013 19:52:50 | More by shamrock071521
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beersvh23

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-01-2013 03:33:14 | More by beersvh23
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-01-2013 03:09:29 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-01-2013 00:19:42 | More by Gonzoillini
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mcrago

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-30-2013 22:58:17 | More by mcrago
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Focusing on the classic American hop variety, the "Cascade" version of IPA results in a straight-forward taste of white grapefruit and orange peels. Light grass and pine round out the caramel, biscuit, and malty-sweet body.

And like the original Crooked Tree and the Citra variety, "Edacsac"pours with a sturdily hazy, deep amber glow and a non-filtered, hoppy haze that's careful not to strip the aroma and taste. Capped by a creamy off-white head, the foam retains and laces just as well as the regular Crooked Tree.

Straight up grapefruit- pulp, pith, juice and all becomes the center stage of aroma. Its then up to the supporting biscuit malt, thin caramel and honey to provide a suppole balance all the while, give the fruit flavors a candied-malt effect. The slight resinous aroma of pine needles rise a bit as the beer warms.

Caramel, biscuit, and bread crust give an early impression of sweetness, but then is layered upon by the sharp grapefruity character of Cascade hops. Red grapefruit, white grapefruit and all parts of the plants anatomy is represented in the ale's citrusy taste. The lightly acidic and cleanly lingering taste shies from fruit esters or yeast spice to the the attention on the grapefruit-type bitterness in aftertaste.

Medium bodied due to just enough malt structure ensures the beer's creamy carbonation, at least to start. The beer quickly turns toward a middle plate filled with malty sweetness turn turns malty-dry, and then dryly bitter to close. Light rosy-warm alcohols warms the palate and accompanies an echo of grapefruit in memory.

Again, Edacsac is a delightful IPA that exhibits what's best about the ever-charming "Cascade" hops. Its boldly grapefruity, even if the malts try to balance the beer a little to much.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2013 19:30:15 | More by BEERchitect
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ryanpj

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-30-2013 01:59:18 | More by ryanpj
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barczar

Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy medium brown copper with a frothy half inch cream head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving modest lacing.

Resin, dank hops, onion, fresh cut grass, and sharp citrus form the initial aroma. There's a bit of an earthy, herbal character that accompanies a slight caramel backbone. Pine surfaces late, along with minerally notes.

Flavor reveals more caramel malt sweetness than anticipated at the start, becoming toasted and bready mid palate, with light bitterness rounding out the finish. Underpinnings of tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, earthy, minerally hops, and resin add complexity. The balance is fairly malty and resiny.

Body is moderate to perhaps a tad full, with carbonation a touch on the low side, and slight astringency.

Aroma displayed far more hop character than flavor. Wish citrus notes were more pronounced, but a good way to find out that cascade are fairly resiny, grass, and mineral dominant. That earthiness at the finish is just offputting. Too strong.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 01:51:46 | More by barczar
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into tulip

A- A very hazy orange color. Not much head to speak of.

S- A very slight lemongrass aroma, A slight grassyness. A touch of a caramel malt. Not much on the nose here..

T- A very moderate bitterness on the tongue. A rather oily feel along with the hops in this beer. A very subtle hop aroma. A nice lemongrass and a vague mango as well. A slight oniony spiciness. More of an oily earthy hop profile. The malts are breaddy and very crisp. Somewhat light on flavor.

M- A nice body. Oily and light on the bitterness and on feel.

O- Not as good as the base beer. A lighter in taste and bitterness but I prefer bolder IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 23:14:45 | More by TwelveOunces
Edacsac Dekoorc Eert from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.