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

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1,121 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
Ratings:
1,121
Reviews:
126
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
242
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,121 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of rydev24
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gphelps70
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DrMindbender
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AndreRus
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Supra97
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PicoPapa
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with 1/4 inch of head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is piney and herbal hops with lots of caramel malts. The taste is lots of piney hops with some orange peel. Bitter but with lots of caramel malts. Pretty bready towards the end with lots of pine. Floral hop finish. Oily mouthfeel. Overall, not great not terrible. Worth having every so often I suppose.

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Photo of zac16125
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass
no bottling dates


A: Pours a dark copper, somewhat hazy, greater than 1 fingers width of light tan head builds and hangs around for a bit before dissipating down. Leaves a good amount of lacing. 4

S: Aromas is sweet malts and dull citrus. Some floral/herbaceous notes but not much dank happens. Certainly doesn’t smell like a safety meeting. 3.25

T: Taste is more balanced. Nice piney and tropical fruit hop notes; subtle citris. Good amount of sweet malts to balance but not dominate. Subtle booze. Very nice actually. 4.25

M/D: Mouthfeel is smooth for the style, carbonation on the higher end but not bad, drinkability is very good. 4

O: Nose is lacking, but quite tasty. Worth a try, and I love the label to add to my collection. 4

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Photo of WheelsPSU
2.89/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bcm75
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 57md
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a brownish copper with a half finger of head. The nose is dank and earthy. The flavor is more malty than hoppy but the hops are not entirely missing in this offering.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AJmon13
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bartleby91
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a unique dark, amber appearance with a bit of haze as well.
Aromas of a dank, resiny herbaceous substance, citrus and pine.
Tastes are dominated by the dank resin and some bitter citrus as well.
Nice resiny mouthfeel that lingers pretty well on the palate.
Overall a solid ipa from a brewery that has a lot of good stuff that goes under the radar.

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Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brndn123
4.57/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer Looks darker for an IPA but tastes great. It pours a nice sized head and the smell isn't overpowering. Not really bitter and has a smooth feel to it. This is the second beer I tried from Dark Horse that I found in NY and they both surprised me, will definitely try this again and others from this brewery.

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Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigRed10
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhlosito75
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 1,121 ratings.
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