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FF Dekoorc Eert - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

277 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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: brewtus on 04-27-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at GRG1313’s tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells slightly better than it tastes in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 00:52:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-20-2013 00:15:37 | More by metter98
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Utilizing all the taste of the Pacific Northwest, the "Falconer's Flight" hops impart a distinct and complex taste of lemon, grapefruit, pineapple and floral character to the common underpinnings of biscuit, caramel, and malt sweetness

And like the original Crooked Tree, Edacsac and the Citra variety, "FF"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.

Sharply acidic with bitter grapefruit and lemon, the herbal hops command the attention of the nose. A shy balance of biscuit malt, caramel and honey provide a balance that gives the fruit character a candied effect. The slight resinous aroma of fragrant sassafras wood rise a bit as the beer warms.

Caramel, biscuit, and bread crust give an early impression of sweetness, but then is overtaken by lemony, grapefruity, and woodish hop taste of the new Falconer's Flight hops. White grapefruit, lemon zest, and an almost-gin-like berryish taste resembles white wine in its mildly astringent taste. The firm acidic and cleanly bitterness resists the from fruit esters or yeast spice to favor the lemony 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 acidic lemon in memory.

Again, FF is a delightful IPA that exhibits what's best about the ever-charming "Falconer's Flight" hops. Its boldly lemony and berry-like, even if the malts try to balance the beer a little more than I prefer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2013 19:48:02 | More by BEERchitect
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Man, had to buy a damn 12-pack for this bottle, so I'm excited yet unhappy... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear amber topped by a finger of wan cream foam. The nose comprises pine sap, earthy greens, grapefruit rind, and some blunt and vague toffee in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, though the pine and rind dominate the proceedings. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, this is a solid take on the Crooked Tree formula, but I think I prefer the original over this.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 04:38:03 | More by TMoney2591
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I am almost 100% certain that I've never had this hop varietal before. Certainly not in a single hopped beer.

It carries distinct character, but isn't really boisterous. More earthy and subdued than anything else. Mild pine. The beer is smooth and easy to drink. Isn't that memorable, or interesting, to be honest. Nice to try though.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 05:57:28 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-20-2014 01:15:33 | More by WVbeergeek
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-28-2013 13:52:21 | More by mendvicdog
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-19-2013 14:12:21 | More by imperialking
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-18-2013 22:00:38 | More by DrunkinYogi
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-28-2013 15:00:30 | More by duceswild
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-06-2013 04:36:39 | More by BARFLYB
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark Horse Brewing Company
Crooked Tree Falconers Flight

Appearance: Deep gold and mostly clear. Head forms and leaves plenty of lace down the pint glass. Looks like an unfiltered IPA.

Smell: Citrus, cat pee, grapefruit.

Taste: lightly citrus, some dry herbal notes. Mild wood tones and even bitterness. Earthy, resinous for sure and a bit floral. Medium bodied feel, good medium high carbonation. Solid hop bite.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, well carbonated, crisp and smooth. Hop flavor of earthy resin lingers for a good while

Overall: A unique twist on crooked tree, this is a bit more woodsy and earthy, still with citrus, and comes through quite nicely. Good beer with ample hops.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2013 21:01:05 | More by Stinkypuss
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-11-2013 06:27:39 | More by drewone
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/5/2013. Pours cloudy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big pineapple, passionfruit, grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, lemon zest, floral, pine, grass, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes with moderate malt balance. Taste of pineapple, pine, grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, bread, caramel, and floral earthiness. Sizable pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, pine resin, citrus, citrus zest, floral, grass, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity of hop notes with light-moderate malt balance; with minimal cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. Good balance and complexity of hop flavors with solid malt balance; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 04:03:51 | More by superspak
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- unfiltered ipa with falconers flight hop. my first such experience with said hops.

A: Translucent autumn orange coloring with a ravishing display of micro-effervesce that is like its own little storm cell swirling in the vessel. A whipped cream textured head is rock steady and strong with a dull ivory tone to it. Label makes claim of unfilitered nature, to that im not seeing any visible evidence with exception of the haze, no particulate matter, which would of been the icing on the cake for me. Love the extra junk in the glass but overall this was still an outstanding show of head restraint, co2, and a fair amount of chunky lace lashes left behind.

S: Citrus orange and sweetly toasted malt character with a good deal of depth. Grassiness and a slight tropical fruit mention.

T: The hops are brightly spoken for, fresh, wet and juicy, while the finish provides a gentle hop dryn. There is a lemony-twang of grassiness, with the lemon being wet, the grassiness being dry. Citra hops come to play.

M: Strong tingly sensations of carbonation dances off the tongue with a luscious creamy maltiness of medium body.

O: Overall i rate per BA standards of outstanding being a 4.0 and i feel this meets my criteria in almost all catergories with exception of aroma being marginally off. Visually its everything you can ask for ( with exception of my personal favorite floaties), it has a good malt character and crisp carbonation factor as well. It has a very good complexity, even more so when you consider its a single hop variety (yes i am aware it is a blend) but it maintains the high citra quality and tropical fruitiness as well west coast attributes of grassiness and citrus notes. Its clean, crisp, smooth in flavor and highly worthy of multiples. Its flavorful, that is the hops are utilized during the late boil, and is not just dry hopped and bitter 60 minute boils like most of the other zombie ipas out there that just focus on bitterness and not flavor. Abv% feels perfect here, is not hindering even at 6.5%. If you check my average dev. you see i tend to rate most beers, if not ipa's a bit lower then the masses, with so many choices i feel to many are homongenous and dont stand out and focus only on bitter quality and quirky names. Underated imho.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 11:59:28 | More by beerthulhu
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-29-2013 04:08:10 | More by mdaschaf
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

05-19-2013 12:01:00 | More by PEIhop
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-29-2013 19:00:45 | More by Zaphog
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into Perennial tulip - thanks to erikkoppin

Pours a completely hazed golden amber color with a thick froth of white head resting on top. Slowly dissolves into some bubbled film with thick patches of lacing on the glass.

Light notes of piny hops with hints of tangy citrus fruit. Toasted bread crust and a dollop of caramel. Not terribly interesting.

Decent snap of resinous pine hops with strong bitterness. Sticky and dry with softer notes of grapefruit peel. Toasted bread and caramel with a bit of spiciness. Finishes dry and bitter.

Medium body, nice carbonation, sticky and dry on the tongue. With the exception of the Citra, I found all of these single hop versions to leave a bit left to be desired. Not bad, but certainly not something I'd go out of my way for again.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 19:57:50 | More by xnicknj
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-01-2013 02:04:34 | More by tobelerone
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-16-2013 03:01:13 | More by Rhettroactive
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-07-2013 18:11:45 | More by iL0VEbeer
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Even though almost 3 months old I get a 1/4 inch of head and a ton of carbonation in the glass beer is a hazy amber brown.
S - Like all the beers from this pack it smells earthy and piney with some swampy malts on top.
T - Somewhat of a swampy hop presence, kind of mild with a bit of earthy pine on the back end in the finish. Somewhat watery with a smooth body.
M - Light to medium, to me it drinks more watery out of all the other 3.

Overall still smooth and easy to drink but it's the least interesting beer from the pack. Even the regular crooked tree is better.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 00:34:09 | More by DrDemento456
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-11-2013 01:14:33 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-27-2013 16:13:48 | More by Duff27
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FF Dekoorc Eert from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.