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Edacsac Dekoorc EertEdacsac Dekoorc Eert

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Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Made with the malt base of Crooked Tree IPA and hopped with Cascade, a classic American hop. This beer is much more on the citrus, or “grapefruit” side of what IPA’s have become known as in American Craft Brewing.

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Photo of qchic
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance resembled unfiltered apple cider. Aroma is fruity with caramel. Some interesting tea flavors here, with a hint of apple spice. It's bitter, especially toward the end, but the hops just don't don't pop like an IPA should.

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Photo of Ravenz98
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

In my opinion, not much of an IPA. I enjoyed the beer but more of an amber or brown ale. I would have scored it much higher in either of the later categories.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, pale, caramel coloring with some sediment settling throughout, and a low profile, clingy, white head. Aromas of rich caramel, tart grapefruit, lemon zest, and some subtle piney notes. Flavors are tart sweet and bitter forward, with a heavy dose of grapefruit and lemon blending with dry grass, pine tassels, and basil, all on a toffee sweet backbone. The beer has a smooth, mid-bodied feel, with a tangy sweet and citrus aftertaste. The finish is smooth, slick, and has a citrus tart and sweet linger.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours super hazy orange-ish amber with a frothy light tan head that hangs around for a while and slightly settles to a fairly thick dense layer that leaves some globs on the side of the glass.

S: Floral, citrus, faint spice, earthy, slightly toasty, and a little almost honey like sweetness.

T: Citrus, lemon lime and grapefruit zest, floral and fruity notes, pine, earthy, faint herbal tones, with a little biscuity malt and just a touch of caramel malt sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I gotta thank my buddy for truckin this one all the way out to California for me to try. Pretty darn solid brew.

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Photo of russpowell
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a chill-hazed amber with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Good lacing & head retention, stays fairly hazy

S: Leafy hops & breadyness

T: Follows the nose, dryness as well up front. Fairly astringent as this warms, a little bit of woody & herbal hops, some pear notes, more dryness. Finishes with little bit of pear, woody hops, breadyness & dryness

MF: Medium body, subtle carbonation, okay balance

Drinks alright, just not in my wheelhouse, my least favorite in this mixed pack

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Photo of maedhros09
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

10 oz on tap at Pizza Luce in St. Paul

Look: hazy apricot with a resilient white film and some lacing
Smell: citrusy, piney
Taste: Great malt-hop balance. Malt is lightly sweet, just enough to counter the hops, which are citrusy and a little piney, very fresh tasting. a moderate bitter finish medium body, standard carbonation

Overall: A very nicely balanced IPA with great citrusy hop flavor.

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Photo of Raime
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Edacsac by Dark Horse.

Final of the series. One was a good IPA, other was quite average. Let's see how this one turns out.

Look - Pours a very murky, nearly impenetrable amber burnt orangish color with a finger and a half of off-white head that retains itself fairly well. Cannot comment on carbonation levels yet since it is impossible to see. After about 6 minutes of sitting the head has turned into sparse cloud like formations and only left very trace amounts of lacing.

Smell - This brew has a large malty presence detectable straight away with some bright though subdued floral notes. I'm also getting a hint of fresh baked pretzels.

Taste - The floral notes become more prevelant and are the driving force behind the flavor. Upon continuing the beer you are met by a gatorade-like juiciness upon your tongue. Becomes far brighter and juicier as the beer warms and the malts virtually disappear, though the exact flavor here cannot easily be figured out. This part is quite unique and not like anything else I've had over nearly 400 reviews.

Feel - Medium bodied without any noticeable creamy factors and heavy, stinging carbonation all throughout the mouth.

Overall - This was certainly different. I could argue the best in the pack taste-wise. Would be quite easy to drink a lot of these ones and if I were to ever head out to a bonfire and saw this in a six pack I would probably pick it up just for that assuming it is reasonably priced. No Beerligious experience, but a good, easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazy pale orange with a small white head. Not a huge smell, but a huge taste. Bitter hops with a ton of malt that really comes on in the finish. Heavy on the citrus hop with a nice funk. I really like this on along with crooked tree and smells like a safety meeting. Hop resonates long after sip.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains earthy hops, strong citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong caramel and citrus. Then a strong grassy hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a very nice IPA to drink for a while.

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Photo of Duhast500
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Dogfish Head pint glass.

The color is a very hazy orange with two fingers of foamy white head and some nice thin lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a bit dank with done wet hop flavor here. Pine needle aroma that smells a bit like being the forest after it rains. There is a resiny aroma that seems a bit like grapefruit but also leans to tangerine in the nose,

The taste of this beer is of wet hoppy bitterness with a grapefruit flavor that is juicy and is a bit like Rudy red juice. There is a dryness that comes out there that is bready and brings thought of needing some butter before bitterness washes forward and reality sets back in. There is a slight lemon murang pie flavor that goes out at the back corners at the end behind the bitterness that washes some of the sitting bitterness off and contributes to a really great aftertaste,

The feel if this beer is medium bodied and seems to want to balance well on the palette. There is a great drinkable beer here that gives the bitterness like a great IPA but then washes away done of the lingering effects that might have been a little coarse. Thumbs up.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

L - This beer pours amber with golden highlights. It is crystal clear and topped with an inch of beige head that has some staying power.

S - There is some citrus with a lot of pine.

T - The taste has a little citrus starting out. Bitter grapefruit is replaced with a biter pine finish. There is a lingering bitter aftertaste.

F - Medium

O - I enjoy these single hop IPA's. It is a great tool in learning what each hop variety brings to a beer. Cascade seems to be more pine than I like in my beer. It is a good beer but not suited to my palate.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle

Pours a hazy amber orange, fine off-white head retains well at about a quarter inch. Some particulate matter in suspension.

Smells of orange blossom honey and piney floral hops.

Tastes of bitter piney hops and mild biscuity malt.

Medium to full body with tingly carbonation throughout.

A fairly decent IPA with a bland taste in comparison to some others. It's good and drinks easy, and the hops are fine, but there isn't enough other flavor in there to balance it out. Good but not fantastic.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Dark Horse's Edacsac Dekoorc Eert last week for $1.99 at The Lager Mill. I've had Crooked Tree many times, but I've never had any beers from single hop series and I'm interested to see how they turn out, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok, it's odd looking, but it's also a little eye catching. It poured a very cloudy amber orange color that took on more of a brighter amber orange color when held to the light with two fingers worth of off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some patchy and spotty lacing behind. This was a decent looking beer,but the color wasn't as nice a I was hoping for.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart a nice citrus rind aroma that seems to stick out the most and there's some light floral hop aromas showing up in the background. Up next comes some doughy yeast which leads right into the malts which impart some sweet malt, bready and bread crust like aromas. This beer had a nice aroma, the hop profile was nice.

T- The taste seems to be be similar to the aroma, but lighter and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with malts being the first to show up this time and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time they stick out a little more and there's still some doughy yeast showing up in the background. Up next comes the hops which are a little on the lighter side and they impart a lighter citrus rind and floral hop flavors with the citrus rinds still sticking out the most. On the finish there's a slightly higher amount of medium bitterness with malty and citrus rind hop aftertaste. This was a decent tasting IPA, but it was a little too much on the malty side.

M- Smooth, fairly crisp, a little creamy, on the slightly thicker side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. This beer had a nice mouthfeel that worked well with it.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and a decent example of the style, it seemed to be pretty average for an IPA and instead of letting the hops do all the taking this beer got a little to heavy handed with malts and it didn't let those hops shine through the way they should. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth, fairly crisp, a little creamy, slightly filling and the taste didn't do the best job at holding at my attention, I think one is enough for me, I have no urge to drink another one back to back. What I like the most about this beer was the aroma and mouthfeel, to me those were the highlights of this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was the the appearance, taste and drinkability, those were the aspects that held this beer back from being as good as it could be. I wouldn't buy this beer again, I prefer Crooked tree over this. I wouldn't recommend it as a good IPA, but it's worth a try to get a good idea what kind of aspects Cascade hops impart. All in all I just wasn't to into to this beer, it didn't have anything special to it and I didn't find it to be memorable. This isn't a favorite Dark Horse beer and it's pretty average for an IPA. I like the idea behind this beer, but it didn't prove to be as good as Crooked Tree and it left me wanting more, better luck next time guys.

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Photo of Jack_Malts
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

This is a relatively unbalanced, uninteresting ipa. That being said, it's relatively cheap, and I can see it being enjoyed by fans of dryer, more astringent and resinous IPAs. The only fruit note I'm getting is grapefruit rind.

I think the main problem here is that the malt bill doesn't let the hops "pop". There is almost a burnt feeling to this.

A disappointing brew coming from the makers of crooked tree, double crooked tree, and smells like a safety meeting.

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

A - Pours burn orange and hazy with a crisp white head.

S - Floral, citrus zest, malts, brown sugar.

T - Hops up front - citrus, piney. Balanced with big waves of malts and finishes clean and crisp.

O - Solid IPA from Dark Horse - I'd recommend it and try it again.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

Served in a pint glass at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy copper color with good clarity of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Slight citrus, earthy, herbal tea, toasted, and pale malts.

Taste: Same as above. Cascade is a lovely hop. Nice light bitterness in the too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, and light bitterness.

Overall: The third of the single hop backwards Crooked tree. I dig it. Will be sampling all 3 on draft in the near future.

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Photo of SerialTicker
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Just like the Ollopa version of the beer -- a brown/orange color that's really hazy. Not as hazy as the FF variety was though. Modest little head on this beer, about a quarter finger after it settles.

Smell: Dat Cascade tho. Sweet and very fruity. A "sharp" sort of sweetness. Tropical citrus as well as a peach kind of aroma in there as well. Caramel malts. The best smelling of the three I've had over the past 24 hours, definitely.

Taste/feel: Good, but I was just expecting so much more after smelling it. A fruity, herbal, and pine character comes through at first from the hops, followed by a kind of spiciness and caramel malt flavor to balance the beer out a bit. Very dry finish with a lingering, resinous bitterness. The texture of this beer seems different than the two varieties I had yesterday -- a tad thinner with a bit more carbonation, but it's not way off.

Like the others, another solid single-hop variety of Crooked Tree. The smell of this one had me really excited, but it turns out this was just a "very good" IPA, and not quite a great one. All three varieties of "Dekoorc Eert" (or four, if you had Artic last year) are good, but I prefer the original Crooked Tree. If I had to rank the brews individually, Artic would be my favorite, followed by FF, Ollopa, and then this one... though it's a really close call, as they're all essentially tied for me.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crisp, slightly opaque, amber orange with a fluffy single-finger head.

The crisp, refreshing aroma of citrusy pine greets my nostrils with a sweet malt finish.

PIne, orange peel, a bready roll-like malt backbone. Rather plain.

Mouthfeel has some bite provided by the carbonation and finishes slightly bitter.

Overall this is a nice variant to the standard Crook Tree recipe, though I usually enjoy Cascade hopped brews a little more than I did this.

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Photo of KFBR392
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A finger of crisp white head on the pour. Dark burnt orange color. Active carbonation is a touch on the lower side but still fits. Sticky lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Fresh pine hits first. Potent medium bodied fruity hop lives on the body. Caramelized malts provide a great backbone and are on the sweeter side. Simple and straight forward.

Taste: Bright fruits hit on the palate immediately. That quickly yields to a sweet malt profile with accents of caramel and oak. Earthy pine shows up and stands out underneath the malt profile. Lingering pine with medium bodied sweetness stands on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Sweet malts and balanced hop bitterness do well together on the palate. Carbonation is fitting.

Overall: Really impressed with all three of the single hopped beers in this Dark Horse twelve pack this year. Apollo was probably my favorite, but all three were complex and great examples of single hopped IPAs. Well done Dark Horse.

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Photo of BB1313
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy copper with some sediment floating; small off-white head that leaves nice retention and solid lacing. The aromas seem to be malt forward. Lots of dark fruits along with subtle hints of citrus. It actually smells like a barleywine, but on a smaller level. Raisins and orange seem to shine. Caramel is definitely in the mix. The aromas seem to carry on to the flavors. Lots of orange zest along with hints of lime. Some grapefruit. More caramel malts. Some raisins and figs are there. Very subtle hints of pine resin. The hops do their thing, but seem to get cut down by the malts. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonaton. It's smooth and creamy; it ultimately goes down pretty smooth.

So I guess I wasn't nuts about the IPA variety pack, but I appreciate Dark Horse sticking with traditional examples of the style and not going for the sexy west-coast style. That being said, this is well crafted, but ultimately forgettable for me. I probably liked this one the least out of the three.

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Photo of thickgirth
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best mixer 12pack I've straight up ever had. so legit. not a couple good ones and a couple bad ones. but 4 legit beers all with a 6.5abv. This was one of my favorite of the 4. the cascade hops are off the chain. dark horse makes the most delicious, pure beer round michigan. founders and bell's can blow me.

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Photo of Axnjxn
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

draft at sams in Durham. shaker.

pours a dark copper with a half inch head. smell is mostly cascade hops...not surprising though not too big either. taste is typical for an IPA...good , above average. slight bitter finish. nothing remarkable, but good. medium bodied, mild carbonation.

overall pretty good.

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Photo of Pencible
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a nearly opaque light mahogany with thick off white head and some sediment.
S: It smelled like copper and grapefruit and earthy biscuit.
T: It tasted like bitter citrus zest and copper, with some sweet honey and earthy biscuit. It had a somewhat clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Light body.
D: This was an ok IPA, but the scent and taste were not anything great. The body wasn't quite right either, and the finish was a little rough. Not bad, but not a very good brew.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.07/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

-Unfiltered ipa with cascade hops.

A: Creamy light tan head sits above a brightly orange colored body that has a dense transparency. A steady rise of effervesce with a weak show of lacing. Coverage sticks around well into the drink. Hazy, but hardly any indication of unfiltering.

S: Soft aroma of fresh, citrus, could of been stronger, no real malt support or presence. meh.

T: A bit owfwashy citrus at first. The malting is shallow the hopping linear, stale citrus, some toasted character but not much. Toasted citrus peel, but hardly a saving grace.

M: Frothy mouthful, thin bodied, feels washy, dry, high rate of carbonation but not particularly crisp. Finishes washy, weak.

O: Coarse flavorless hopping, shallow malting, no nose support, feels a bit washy at times. Disappointing, had thier FF Dekoorc Eert which i though was very good, perhaps a bit underated, this was the danny devito to arnold schwarzennegger (ff) in twins.

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3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled shared by Drewone and reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a hazy orangish with a thin off-white head which fades rapidly leaving trace spots of lace.

N: Pine cone and floral with some sweetish malts.

T: Pine resin, some orange citrus. Sticky. Well balanced.

M: Moderate body and light carbonation. Dry and bitter pine finish.

O: Nice to try. but was expecting more.

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