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Edacsac Dekoorc Eert - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

374 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 3
Gots: 22 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Oakenator, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We crack the top on this final of the three, pouring a brew of rusty copper into our Great Lakes pints. It holds a two finger head of big, cakey bubbles of eggnog color, showing great retention. Mountains of lacing are left around the glasses. A thick haze distorts clarity, with pinpoint flecks of sediment floating about. Carbonation appears to be moderate. The aroma is fresh, hanging low with heavy hop oils of grapefruit, herbal, and earthy varieties. Malts are pale and soured, with light toast and faint wheatiness, while the remainder of the nose is occupied by fresh mango, green grassiness, chalky yeast, perfumed florals, phenolic plastics, carrot juiciness, metallic vanilla, apricot, and fusel booziness. With warmth comes a sticky sourdough breadiness. Our first impression is that the flavoring is very well balanced, with just the right amount of sweetness to the malts to meet the herbal and floral hop twang. As we sip, the taste opens with toasty pale malts, white flour, darkly herbal hops, black peppercorns, sweet honey, and lemon, pineapple, tangerine, and apricot fruitiness. The middle comes to a peak of hearty spiciness, with herbal, floral, and grassy hops, corn husk, coriander, salted pale malts, toasty pine nut oils, allspice, and sugary mango syrups. Washing through the finish is grapefruit rind and flesh, white sugars, soapy bitterness, citric and herbal hoppiness, light bubblegum esters, unwashed pale malts, mineral, baked barley, and booze. The aftertaste breathes of matchsticks, gravel, herbal and earthy hops, citric rind, coconut shell, fusel ethanol, black cherries, black pepper, light clove, vegetal grassiness, sesame seed, and dust. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium, but with good prickle and burn to the back of the throat. Each sip gives soft slurp, smack, cream, and froth, with crisp finishing pop. The mouth is initially cooled and coated, with eventually tame pucker and slick astringency across the tongue and hard palate. The abv is appropriate, and drinkability is high.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its appearance, and excellent drinkability. While comparable in coloring to the other “Eerts”, the retention and heartiness of the head kept things attractive, while also contributing to the softness on the lip. The nose was comparatively light, but what was there was sticky, even, and fresh. The taste to follow showed equal freshness, but with more robustness of each ingredient; with special consideration giving to the cascades, obviously, as well as that core of black pepper spiciness throughout. This guy remains extremely well balanced, and not overly bittered or puckered, making for the most drinkable and refreshing beer of the bunch.

TheBrewo, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of HoistinBrews
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

HoistinBrews, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of SMITHAND
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

SMITHAND, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of speedvagen
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

speedvagen, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Jas45678
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Jas45678, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Tacoboomerang
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Tacoboomerang, May 31, 2013
Photo of beerinNV
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

beerinNV, May 31, 2013
Photo of sgoro
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

sgoro, May 30, 2013
Photo of JDizzle
4/5  rDev +5.8%

JDizzle, May 30, 2013
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/5/2013. Pours hazy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, orange zest, grapefruit, lemon peel, floral, caramel, grass, bread, and light pine. Damn nice aromas with big citrus hop presence and moderate malt balance. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, caramel, biscuit, pine, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, grass, caramel, and pine on the finish for a good bit. Very nice hop flavor balance and complexity; with moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice single hop IPA. All around nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, May 30, 2013
Photo of DrIPA
3.25/5  rDev -14%

DrIPA, May 29, 2013
Photo of Mersh
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Mersh, May 29, 2013
Photo of sblanton83
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

sblanton83, May 28, 2013
Photo of WesM63
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

WesM63, May 28, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Orange-infused copper. Small off-white head drops to a thin cap and collar. Lacing is a bit sticker than normal.

Smell: Leafy wet cascade hops. A bit of citrus. Smells like a slightly soggy bag of whole leaf hops. Delightful. A little bit of grass. Slightly sweet malt base with a small toasted edge. Biscuit dough. Lightly caramelized malts. Nicely balanced and soft.

Taste: Of the three varieties this one shows the most depth and use of the single hop. Slight spicy citrus. Juicy grapefruit. A touch of pith. Nice slightly sweet and toasted malt backbone offers a nice counter. Warming pushes a bit more cascade forward and adds a little backing bitterness. Light caramel malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body with a moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish, but clean.

Overall: Wait, single hop cascade beer is good?

A solid riff on the standard. Lacks an little hop.depth, but that's really the worst of it. Not an improvement over the original, but not a misstep either.

Goblinmunkey7, May 27, 2013
Photo of smcolw
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Modest bar-pour head. Settles to a single layer of bubbles. Cloudy, dark gold color. Leaves a ring of streaky lace.

Clean and fresh aroma of newly picked hops. Good crystal malt background without too much sweetness.

The taste first reminds me of dried apricots. It's not sweet but it's not dry neither until the swallow, then it is all hop with a very strong dollop of hop bitterness. Good body with a fine and plentiful level of carbonation.

smcolw, May 27, 2013
Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

duceswild, May 26, 2013
Photo of WKole81
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

WKole81, May 25, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

RedneckBeerz, May 25, 2013
Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +5.8%

fredmugs, May 24, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +5.8%

williamjbauer, May 24, 2013
Photo of GiantMidget
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

GiantMidget, May 24, 2013
Photo of angrybabboon
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 5/24/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a bottle of this

Appearance: Copper to light amber from a distance, a more bright orange with some golden highlights when held up to the light - lightly hazy - pours with an average-sized, off-white head, fades to a little cap, leaves some lacing

Smell: Oh hi there cascade - ripe grapefruit and orange - fleshy, juicy, non-aggressive citrus - some earthy notes - hoppy character is balanced by some malt - pale, with some caramel, and some honey

Taste: Wait, did Dark Horse try to clone Mirror Pond? - nice hop profile, not overly one-dimensional despite the use of only one variety - fleshy grapefruit, some orange - some pith, some zest - medium level of bitterness - nicely balanced with the malts - pale malts, some caramel - nicely cooked biscuits, lightly toasted - lightly earthy

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, finish could be a little cleaner

Overall: Very good, but not as good as standard Crooked Tree

This is interesting, particularly since goblinmunkey7 and I recently brewed a Mirror Pond clone (with cascade as the only hop). This definitely smells like a bag of cascade hops. Regardless, it's not as well-balanced or charming as Crooked Tree. An interesting experiment nonetheless.

angrybabboon, May 24, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap tonight at Sticks and Stones Greensboro.Poured into a standard pint glass a bright looking burnt orange with a great looking one finger sticky white head,great clarity and even better defination to the head.Cascades are aroma hops but they don't really hit ya here,yeah there is citrus and resiny element but it's not quite as big as I was lookin for.Flavors of a lightly sweet biscuit base with a not so aggressive citric hop profile,now don't get me wrong it has nice hop flavors but to me they are a little subdued in nature.All in all it's pretty good,something drink all night,other than that it's just above average,I hate saying that with this being one of my favorite home state breweries.

oberon, May 24, 2013
Edacsac Dekoorc Eert from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.