Edacsac Dekoorc Eert - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Reviews: 55
Hads: 440
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 7.39%
Wants: 5
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 09-28-2012

Made with the malt base of Crooked Tree IPA and hopped with Cascade, a classic American hop. This beer is much more on the citrus, or “grapefruit” side of what IPA’s have become known as in American Craft Brewing.
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Photo of barczar
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
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. (992 characters)

Photo of TwelveOunces
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (653 characters)

Photo of Ryan011235
3.17/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter on 4/27/13

Deep browned orange with standard Dark Horse cloudiness. I tried but didn't get a particularly lofty head. There isn't much retention either, just a soapy layer of various sized bubbles. It does have decent lace though.

Dank Cascade aroma - pine needles, soapy lemon and orange peel. Herbal overtones. Slightly sweet bread notes. This translates to into flavor in much the same way - sticky, resinous pine with dank citric tones worked in. Moderate bitterness throughout with aspirin bitterness on the finish. Bready malt with maybe a slight caramel suggestion. Medium, maybe medium-full for the style. Heavy on the resin. Moderate on the grittiness and carbonation.

Not too bad but the harsh medicinal bitterness seems unnecessary. (768 characters)

3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

$3.00 for 16oz during happy hour
Served in a pint glass
Sampled 02OCT12

[A] Arrives with less than a finger of off white bubbly head. Short retention falls into a sudsy film and collar. The body is a dull copper brown, heavily hazed - nearly to the point of being murky. Small shrivels of lace in horizontal bands.

[S] The hop bill provides aromas of earthy pine and pithy grapefruit. Modest resin.

[T] Again, pine resin and red grapefruit. Sweet and bitter battle, with the latter coming out on top. A touch of caramelly malt sweetness can be detected throughout. Not really seeing why this variation has jumped into the DIPA arena, but hey...

[M] The effervescence is smooth from front to mid palate, then a much bigger carbonic acid bite sets in. The texture is coarse and somewhat aggressive towards the end of the palate.

[O] Not a bad brew but an unlikely purchase in the future. I'm still waiting for the good folks at Dark Horse to distribute an IPA that knocks my socks off. (989 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Crooked Tree single-hopped with Cascade.

Served in a nondescript pint glass, a hazy amber color with a small cap of white head that retained as a wisp of sea foam and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma was expectedly hop-driven, citrusy, grassy, touches of biscuity malts coming through. Cascade hops showcased in the taste, citrusy, markedly bitter, but a solid biscuity malt base took the edge off a bit. A nice IPA overall, medium body, smooth, and pretty drinkable; not too strong for an imperial. (550 characters)

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Edacsac Dekoorc Eert from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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