Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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3.95/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our most Aromatic IPA. An 8.5% India Pale Ale that is very reminiscent of the hop’s cousin in the Mulberry family. Lots of hop aroma with just the right amount of bitterness as we still like our balance around here. Between the secret blend of the most DANK hops that we can get our hands on and a "more than healthy" dose of double dry hopping, this beer can be announced to the nose from across the room that someone is definitely having a Safety Meeting.

Added by SportsandJorts on 04-26-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,784
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
1,144
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
246
Trade:
2
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Photo of Curt3
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentMunky
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Teku glass. Stamped 11 April 2018.
4.25/4/3.5/4.25/3.5
A: Pours ruddy, closely hazy auburn. Light head.
S: Lovely and brash, with loads of citrus and bread and pine resin. Touch of fruit and ganja.
T: Ah! I can taste the ruddiness. Tastes like a "red" ale, with a heavy dose of classic American hops. Resinous, touch of citrus and pine, but the malt is the core.
M: Full, thick, touch of carbonation. Great body.
O: They talk a lot about the hops, but this seems like a double amber to me. Wish I knew the malt/hop bills.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 94rocker1
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If you want a super hoppy beer that goes down smooth,this is it. Super hops smell and taste

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdFed
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmurphy7
3.19/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Okadamag
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BostonCalling
3.04/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't understand the positive marks for this beer at all. Had this on tap in my office.

Look: Pours medium dark/brown-ish, looks malty in the glass.
Smell: Super malty, bready, lots of pine
Taste: Insanely bitter and malty and nothing else. Almost tastes like chewing tobacco in the worst possible way.
Feel: Somewhat substantial, medium carbonation

I'm a big IPA guy but this beer is just straight up unpleasant and hard to drink.

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingQuinn
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

D, also known as the delightful one, introduced me to this very fine beverage. It is a skunky selection full of hops, aroma and deliciousness. I highly recommend it to all my craft beer drinking friends.

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Photo of russpowell
3.05/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazed amber with a sliver of beige colored head. Great lacing & head retention

S: Breadyness, woody hops,

T: Follows the nose, dryness, some smokeyness & cakeyness up front. Dryness, a little cakeyness & smokeyness

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation, skews bitter

Meh, maybe this old? Can't find a date, doom on them. Seems off track by a mile

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Photo of CyrusTheAverage
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

If you don't know what people are talking about when describing a beer as "dank" , this beer wil clear it for you. This is some dank ass shit. I didn't like the first one much, but number six was great.

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Photo of Mxsluis
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice IPA. I don't know why it's marketed as danker than dank, but it's definitely aromatic. Big aromas of grassy/herbal/pine/melon/citrus hops and sweet caramel/butterscotch malts. Flavors follows through, with a sticky, syrupy caramel malt nicely balanced against a bitter bite of pine, citrus, grass.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blackop555
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper. Thick, Medium, off white head that lasts a while with light lacing.

Smells pine, herbal, citrus and malty.

Tastes bready malt, citrus peel, pine and light orange. Finish is dry with a light malt and pine linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of Eammon1920
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pstam87
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber nearing caramel color with a thick khaki head.

Smell is buttery caramel, dank hops and lime.

Taste is more expressively citrusy and still dank on the hop front, with supporting caramel, buttery biscuit, and strongly bitter pine.

Frothy but dry.

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Photo of DaveCash
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle in a lager glass.
Pours with a clear copper colored body topped by a modest size bone colored head that has excellent retention.
Indeed, it smells. No idea why this would be like a safety meeting. To me it suggests fresh citrus juice, some baked bread and dank hops. The flavor largely follows, but with more malt presence, medium bitterness rather than being sweet, and a lower ABV than the aroma suggests.
Overall: excellent DIPA.

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Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,144 ratings