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

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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
Ratings:
1,133
Reviews:
132
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
247
For Trade:
2
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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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Photo of MrDis
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jaredtp
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Wamba
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of littlestevie14
2.53/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

over the years i have greatly preferred the dark and barrel aged stuff from dark horse to their hoppy offerings, especially lately, but this ganja special changes that for me. this is super juicy and dank, and really is pretty weedy as they go, and while that sort of vibe is becoming increasingly common among ipas, this one is different to me, because its more than just a juicy heavy dry hop, its also a really good ipa at its base, something a lot of these new school hop forward types really skip over. i thought this was awesome because its bitter too, still with some malt character, albeit quite mild, and with a balanced hop profile, meaning there are more than just a varietal or two in here, its very well rounded and bigger on the spectrum. i would think some citra mosaic for sure, some of that fruitiness is here for sure, but there is a dank and sticky almost piney element too, simcoe comes to mind, even a centennial type, but its tough to say in this context, so much late kettle. medium bodied and not all that dry, it lingers like a good aftertaste on a nice puff of the good stuff. its not the weediest beer ive ever had, but it does its name fine justice. i imagine freshness is super key here. nice to see it around 4/20 season too. probably the best hop driven beers these guys do...

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Photo of Benish
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Feldpausch
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RAFH
3.57/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timc32
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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