Edacsac Dekoorc Eert | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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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 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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Photo of Ryan011235
3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter on 4/27/13

Deep browned orange with standard Dark Horse cloudiness. I tried but didn't get a particularly lofty head. There isn't much retention either, just a soapy layer of various sized bubbles. It does have decent lace though.

Dank Cascade aroma - pine needles, soapy lemon and orange peel. Herbal overtones. Slightly sweet bread notes. This translates to into flavor in much the same way - sticky, resinous pine with dank citric tones worked in. Moderate bitterness throughout with aspirin bitterness on the finish. Bready malt with maybe a slight caramel suggestion. Medium, maybe medium-full for the style. Heavy on the resin. Moderate on the grittiness and carbonation.

Not too bad but the harsh medicinal bitterness seems unnecessary.

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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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3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

$3.00 for 16oz during happy hour
Served in a pint glass
Sampled 02OCT12

[A] Arrives with less than a finger of off white bubbly head. Short retention falls into a sudsy film and collar. The body is a dull copper brown, heavily hazed - nearly to the point of being murky. Small shrivels of lace in horizontal bands.

[S] The hop bill provides aromas of earthy pine and pithy grapefruit. Modest resin.

[T] Again, pine resin and red grapefruit. Sweet and bitter battle, with the latter coming out on top. A touch of caramelly malt sweetness can be detected throughout. Not really seeing why this variation has jumped into the DIPA arena, but hey...

[M] The effervescence is smooth from front to mid palate, then a much bigger carbonic acid bite sets in. The texture is coarse and somewhat aggressive towards the end of the palate.

[O] Not a bad brew but an unlikely purchase in the future. I'm still waiting for the good folks at Dark Horse to distribute an IPA that knocks my socks off.

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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 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 Justin_Neff
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into 50W Tulip Glass

A: Hazy neon orange body. Beige colored fizzy head settles quickly leaves small lacing.

S: The cascade hops are very prominent in the waft. Soft banana notes. Lots of orange and lemon citrus. Very floral and reeks of spruce and pine.

T: Initial taste is pine, followed by the cascade hop character. Lemon peel bitterness in the finish. Pretty one-dimensional, which is obviously the goal here.

M: Prickly. Light body. High carbonation. Super oily.

O: I didn't hate it, but I was honestly expecting a bit more. Obviously the intent was something super simple and not complex - but I personally don't love Cascade hops as a main act.

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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 RblWthACoz
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hey what's an edac sac? Is that a bag that a Bigfoot carries?

Very muddy and cloudy looking beer. Earthy profile. Minimal citrus tones that are an accent to the earthiness and not the defining feature. Smooth feel. It's okay, but it isn't anything very noteworthy. Easy drinker.

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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 hardy008
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a two finger off white head with nice retention. The aroma has grapefruit and caramel malt.

The taste has grapefruit, caramel malt, and biscuit malt. Bitter, with a little bit of sweetness from the caramel malt. Nothing stands out too much, but this is still pretty good.

Medium bodied with average carbonation. There is a grapefruit aftertaste. Overall a decent effort. I'm not sure I would seek this out again, but I am glad I tried it.

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Photo of Beerlover
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

crazy how one different hops makes a beer quite a bit different! this is the normal crooked tree recipie except for the focus was on cascade hops with this one.

appearence was identical. the smell is a lot more earthy and a lot less citrusy with some sweetness in the nose.

the mouthfeel is also less silky and the flavor is also just like the smell, more toned done earthy hops instead of citrus. im hoping this is my least favorite of the crooked tree ipa sampler, still have the citra and the falconers...

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Photo of wedge
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Foggy bronze under a small, bubbly white head. Earthy citrus and floral hop aromas along with some resin and woody hops, honey, and caramel malt. Dark citrus, earth, grapefruit bitterness...similar to regular Crooked Tree in that it's balanced with a fair amount of bready sweet grain. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, and pretty crisp. Not bad, but it didn't quite "pop" enough for a Cascade-focused APA. I think the pleasant, grapefuity, floral nature of the hop works better on a lighter malt backdrop.

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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 smcolw
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Modest bar-pour head. Settles to a single layer of bubbles. Cloudy, dark gold color. Leaves a ring of streaky lace.

Clean and fresh aroma of newly picked hops. Good crystal malt background without too much sweetness.

The taste first reminds me of dried apricots. It's not sweet but it's not dry neither until the swallow, then it is all hop with a very strong dollop of hop bitterness. Good body with a fine and plentiful level of carbonation.

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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 UCLABrewN84
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a better hop presence in the smell in my opinion.

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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 oberon
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap tonight at Sticks and Stones Greensboro.Poured into a standard pint glass a bright looking burnt orange with a great looking one finger sticky white head,great clarity and even better defination to the head.Cascades are aroma hops but they don't really hit ya here,yeah there is citrus and resiny element but it's not quite as big as I was lookin for.Flavors of a lightly sweet biscuit base with a not so aggressive citric hop profile,now don't get me wrong it has nice hop flavors but to me they are a little subdued in nature.All in all it's pretty good,something drink all night,other than that it's just above average,I hate saying that with this being one of my favorite home state breweries.

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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 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 gopens44
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grand appearance here. Amber and clear, full lacing and remnant foamy head throughout. Not a ton of stuff happening in the nose but what's there is setting an earthy table for the taste. Speaking of which, the earthy bitterness melds seamlessly with the malt backbone, which almost negates the malt altogether. Pucky bitterness lingers on the tongue for a while but it does have just a slight contradictory sweeteness. These guys never aim for the mundane, mainstream or mechanical; this one represents the fearless nature of their creative process.

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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 Goblinmunkey7
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Orange-infused copper. Small off-white head drops to a thin cap and collar. Lacing is a bit sticker than normal.

Smell: Leafy wet cascade hops. A bit of citrus. Smells like a slightly soggy bag of whole leaf hops. Delightful. A little bit of grass. Slightly sweet malt base with a small toasted edge. Biscuit dough. Lightly caramelized malts. Nicely balanced and soft.

Taste: Of the three varieties this one shows the most depth and use of the single hop. Slight spicy citrus. Juicy grapefruit. A touch of pith. Nice slightly sweet and toasted malt backbone offers a nice counter. Warming pushes a bit more cascade forward and adds a little backing bitterness. Light caramel malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body with a moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish, but clean.

Overall: Wait, single hop cascade beer is good?

A solid riff on the standard. Lacks an little hop.depth, but that's really the worst of it. Not an improvement over the original, but not a misstep either.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
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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