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Dead Horse Amber Ale - Moab Brewery

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Utah, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Mild Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dead Horse Ale is named after the scenic overlook near Canyonlands. A traditional english mild ale with a well-balanced malt-to-hop ratio. The perfect beverage to compliment all foods

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-29-2002)
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Reviews by megahurts4:
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megahurts4

Louisiana

4.08/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Moab Brewery Dead Horse Pale Ale
on tap at Copper Creek Grub and Pub in West Valley City, Utah

Appearance: nut brown, medium head, and good lacing.

Smell: nice hops and slight apple.

Taste: nice grains, slight hop, and a really faint citrus.

Mouthfeel: medium-light.

Overall:
This is a nicely crafted brew. It has lots of flavor and isn't watery.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2012 05:02:24 | More by megahurts4
More User Reviews:
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flagmantho

Washington

3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light haze and a very strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy ivory foam. I think it's pretty attractive!

Smell: light malt aroma with a rather toasty/biscuity character. There's also a very, very light fruitiness present which I think takes a bit of an edge off the biscuit. Not too bad.

Taste: lightly toasty malt with the biscuit character from the aroma pared back nicely. I think this has a nice flavor to it; it's hard to get much out of a mild, but they've done so here.

Mouthfeel: light body with a high level of carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: this is a very drinkable brew. I think it would be perfect for tailgating -- now if they would only distribute to Seattle!

Serving type: can

07-09-2014 18:40:17 | More by flagmantho
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium golden amber with a fine one finger ivory head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet, mildly biscuit malt, tea, a hint of nuts. Flavor follows, with mild, almost diluted biscuit malt, a hint of grassy hops, finishing with a dry hop bitterness with little hop flavor. Light bodied with good carbonation. The malt and light hops seemed very English in flavor, and although the flavor felt a bit attenuated, that seems fair for an ale named "mild". Good malt flavor and light, but English style hops. This is not a style I have much experience with, so I'm not sure how much flavor I should be expecting. The taste that is present is pleasant, but light and appropriately British.

Serving type: can

05-26-2014 04:25:28 | More by LiquidAmber
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -11%

05-11-2014 15:02:47 | More by mendvicdog
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DoubleJ

California

3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Tall boy! 16 ounces to go with dinner, on to the beer:

A half-inch of head rests on top this electric orange liquid with yellow hues. The glass becomes covered in spotted lace all the way down. The aroma has an interesting fruitiness to it, like dates. A kiss of plain chocolate and a slight amount of hops brings some hope to the taste. There is some flavor, although it's simple and not intense. A kiss of chocolate and vague esters make much of the flavor, which overall is okay. It's light bodied and a little watery, but would be an okay choice as a lower alcohol beer.

Serving type: can

04-28-2014 01:48:27 | More by DoubleJ
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mactrail

Washington

3.79/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has a pleasant caramel, malty nose with a touch of hops. Sudsy in the mouth with a decent pile of foam in the tall glass.

Malty and warm. This has a note of the fruity English flavor. Some tangy, leafy hops with just a twang of bitterness. All very tidy and well-mannered.

This is one of the better Utah supermarket brews. Very drinkable, mild, pleasant quaff. From the 16 oz can bought at Emigration Market in Sal Lake City. This can is several months old, and still has a spritzy freshness.

Serving type: can

03-18-2014 05:31:11 | More by mactrail
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-16-2014 12:17:23 | More by Fettpopps
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onlymurderers

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18.7%

02-28-2014 00:11:06 | More by onlymurderers
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Zorro

California

3.01/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper colored ale with a small white colored head.

Smells strongly of caramel and tea. Little bit of her4bal hop but not real strong.

Starts out with a big caramel taste just like the scent. Toasted grain and a slight sensation of mineral water on the tongue. Very mild bitterness. It is OK but on the mild side.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall a distinctly middle of the road ale.

Serving type: can

01-23-2014 01:39:46 | More by Zorro
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

12-13-2013 22:55:31 | More by nmann08
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

10-15-2013 20:36:08 | More by harpus
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

10-13-2013 23:24:54 | More by LuckyJohn
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-08-2013 01:05:29 | More by warpedrevolution
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

Slightly cloudy and opaque, deep orange amber. One finger creamy white head presented, falls quickly with speckled lacing and a simple collar.

Great nose on this brew. Ripping toasty grains, dry and crackely. Good amount of barley and a sense of bulgur earth dense quality. It is meaty.

Palate delivers nicely. Light bodied mild character, lots of crackery character. Slight orange hop angle but the grains on this just chomp all around. Very light but not too watery, with plenty of flavor.

Good solid mild, getting impressed with the few offerings I've had from this brewery.

Serving type: can

09-06-2013 23:04:28 | More by smakawhat
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Jsteez

China

3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a dimpled English beer mug.

A-deep copper, amber, and cloudy look. Poured a foamy, white 2-finger head. The head dissipated quickly into a thin bubbly surface. It left minimal lacing on the glass due to the watery consistency.

S-Very mild. There was a sweet smell that reminded me of freshly cut apricots and peaches. I have had English mild ales and I am not sure if this is a proper English mild. However, it is a decent American version of this style. I could pick some malty tones out in the nose as well.

T-A fruity peach taste. Very low hops, toasted malts, and the backend left a peach taste that lingered for a while. The overall taste was dominated by peaches with a light roasted malt undertone. Not bitter whatsoever and I would have liked this style to have a mild bitterness to it. I could not sense any hops.

M-fairly smooth and light. A bit watery. High carbonation, light/moderate in body.

Overall, drink this from a glass. It tastes terrible from the can. From the glass, it's not great, not bad, just a little above average. Not sure why this ale is classified as an English Pale Mild Ale. It tasted like a regular malt-forward American Amber Ale to me. Some of their Utah competitors brew much better brews. To be fair, I'd say this brew fits the month because this is the time of year when peaches and apricots have ripened in the hot summer sun. Fairly refreshing.

Serving type: can

08-09-2013 19:03:09 | More by Jsteez
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slatetupelo

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -11%

07-20-2013 05:45:45 | More by slatetupelo
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

07-17-2013 16:04:23 | More by MarkyMOD
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RWLawman

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

05-31-2013 05:25:06 | More by RWLawman
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-28-2013 20:26:17 | More by paulys55
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Once more, a tip o' the wood to my local, in-person trader, tone77, who recently dropped off a load of CANs (among others) in furtherance of The CANQuest! I made a change request as the words "Dead" and "Horse" should be separate(d), plus the CAN (seemingly) identifies it as "Dead Horse Premium Amber Ale" and as a SuppO once told me, "No one is going to get in trouble for providing too much information. It is when you provide too little that fog and confusion sets in." We'll see.

From the CAN: "You C[AN]'t Beat a Dead Horse"; "Amber Ale"; "Say m[oh]-ab, you pilgrims!"; "Rejoice"; "10 Million Years In The Making"; "Dead Horse Ale is named after the scenic overlook near Arches National Park. A traditional English-style mild ale with a well balanced malt to hop ratio."

The Crack unleashed a brimful CAN and an inverted Glug produced two fingers of dense, tawny head with great retention. Color was a deep-amber with NE-quality clarity and loads of CO2 bubbles in evidence. Nose had a nutty, caramel malty scent. Mouthfeel was medium and the nuttiness of the malt was immediate on the tongue along with a light grassy hoppiness. I CANnot say that I CANsider myself an expert on the style, but in looking at the site's description, I would say that this is an excellent example. The finish had a light butteriness which is apparently okay in the style. At only 4.0% ABV, it could easily be a session beer, but I always feel like I need more hops. Say Moh-are, you hopheads!

Serving type: can

04-11-2013 22:55:11 | More by woodychandler
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of mild, some malts, a bit nutty. Taste is smooth, very easy drinking. Some hops up front, followed by the malts and a bit of nuttiness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing, easy drinking beer.

Serving type: can

04-10-2013 02:36:18 | More by tone77
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inlimbo77

Delaware

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

16oz can, 12/23/12
DFH IPA glass

A: slightly hazy burnt orange color. Slightly off white fluffy head. Frothy. Sticks around.

S: Getting lots of nuttiness on the nose. Not a lot of hops. Mostly grainy and sweet malts.

T: Light hop bite up front. Then it's all sweet grainy malts on this one. Really light and easy drinking. Finish is clean and fairly crisp.

M: Light to medium bodied.

Serving type: can

02-18-2013 14:57:34 | More by inlimbo77
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11%

11-21-2012 01:08:33 | More by cfalovo97
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

11-16-2012 04:13:48 | More by tbone1384
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peteramullen

California

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

07-06-2012 19:00:38 | More by peteramullen
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Dead Horse Amber Ale from Moab Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.