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

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BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
1,140 Ratings
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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:
#5,662
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
1,140
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
246
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,140 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of damndirtyape
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, no date, served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Murky amber with a thin off-white head. Some fine strands and islands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Piney, resinous, a bit dank, herbal, floral, and a hint of being under a mulberry tree on a hot summer day.

Taste: Citrus, honey, herbal, woody. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Nicely thick, approaching creamy. Just right carbonation. A bit sticky on the teeth.

Overall/Drinkability: Not a great looking IPA, but a very tasty one. Easily drinkable, and a nice sipping beer as well. Not as aromatic as I was expecting.

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

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

Photo of TLA
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mleblanc25
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Buck89
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip. Hazy copper-orange color with a one-finger light tan head. The aromas were there - a definitely resiny dankness but also pine and some orange. The taste was somewhat muddled, with dank up front mixed in with primarily earthy notes. Not much citrus and fairly bitter. Dry, clean finish with a predominant dank finish.

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Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flek
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

on draft

dark copper in color, clear, off-white colored head. good head retention. aroma of a mixture of hop flavors, but mostly pine and earthy herbal. I've had hoppy beers that smell a lot like weed- but I didn't really think this one did. taste is fairly bitter, but enough bready malt flavor to hold it up. nice flavors. sticky mouthfeel.

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

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brown / amber color and a thick texture. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good, but not great lacing.

S: A big aroma of hops, pine, citrus, and malt.

T: Tasted of a big amount of pine, some malt notes, a lot of hops, light citrus (grapefruit), a bit of a floral quality, a breadiness, and some caramel. A pretty solid flavor that's much bigger than most regular single IPAs. Quite hoppy and piney, but not quite as much like a West Coast IPA as you might think.

F: A decent shot of carbonation with a mostly dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While this isn't the greatest IPA ever, it is a well made and drinkable beer.

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

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE - Clear, amber, 1FH.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, malts, fruit, citrus, floral, raisin, sweet.

TASTE - Hops, malts, nutty, pine.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Dry, smooth, lingering, astringent, clean.

VALUE - $2.50 for a 12-oz. Affordable.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Mild, and not that bitter.

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a chestnut and opaque brown with off white head that clings after each sip.

S - Malts, bread dough, piney, hop resin.

T - Big flavors, caramel malts, citrus hops, bread dough. Heavy hitter on the palate - finishes dry and bitter.

O - This drinks more like a DIPA than how it is categorized and in that category, it isn't as refined as I would like. Still, this is a solid offering that is worth a shot.

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

Photo of Casey3236
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rydev24
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gphelps70
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,140 ratings