Edacsac Dekoorc Eert | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Edacsac Dekoorc EertEdacsac Dekoorc Eert

Brewed by:
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.

Added by Rifugium on 09-28-2012

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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 herman77
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark orange/copper. Very cloudy, non filtered IPA. Nice sized off- white bubbly head, seems like a bigger head than the FF version. Nice lacing.

S: Fairly citrusy with a bit of grassy hops in the mix. That carmel malt backbone creeps in as well with some sweetness.

T: Pretty fresh, fruity and citrus tasting. Way more going on compared to FF. This is more my style of hop profile. The carmel malt backbone provides a nice sweetness that mixes with the citrus and flowery hops. Seems a bit less bitter than FF.

M: Medium body, average carbonation. A bit slick feeling. Feels just like FF.

O: Really good drinkability. I like this one a lot better than FF, I've only had one citra so far, but I remember liking that one the best... Will see with a formal review.

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Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a deep hazy orange with a frothy two and a half fingers of beige foam.

Smell: Very earthy and vegetal with hints of muted citrus.

Taste: Follows the nose fairly closely. Earthy, leafy, vegetal, and piney with some grapefruit rind and a biscuity caramel malt backbone. Very nicely balanced with a smooth, mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp. Goes down easy.

Overall, this is a pretty solid IPA but I'm not the biggest fan of this particular flavor profile. If you like earthier IPAs then you might dig this. I didn't love this one but I would definitely recommend
giving it a try, if even just to start familiarizing and educating yourself on different hops.

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Photo of tectactoe
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Chris for this one. The pour is literally identical to the FF version of this beer; no surprise there as the malt bill is probably the exact same. The head on the Cascade version seems to be a little more lively, but it still recedes to a skin pretty quickly and still shows no traces of lacing on the glass at all.

Leafy and lightly floral hops crowd the aroma; pretty fresh and zesty. Very mild fruity character in the aroma, maybe even more so than the Falconers Flight version. Should I be surprised by that? A light juiciness is a nice byproduct of the citric character, a good way to cut through some of the strong florals. The grapefruits, leaves, and caramel malts work pretty well together here.

And again, like the other versions, the caramel malt is pretty prominent and gives a strong, sweetness that works allows for a nice balance through and through. I've gotta say, I'm already liking the way this one smells a bit more than the Falconers Flight version, so I can only hope that it treats my taste buds just as well.

After the first sip, I get a good dose of some peppery spice, leaves, grass, and very light florals. At first, the citrus seems muted, but it comes in stronger and stronger with each successive sip. Bitter citrus pith, zesty orange peels, and light grapefruit rind. Bitterness hits just moments in and remains moderately heavy for the duration of the sip.

Needless to say, even the citrus characteristics are playing towards the bitter side rather than the sweet and juicy side, but there's nothing wrong with that - the lump caramel malts keep everything in check and provide a solid backbone of balance to bring it all together. Medium bodied, seems a little more carbonated than the FF Dekoorc Eert for a more crisp mouth feel.

I liked this one better than the FF variant, but not quite as much as the Citra variant that was enjoyed after. Cascade hops are very versatile, and they can certainly stand well on their own. I wasn't expecting so much citrus, but there was a good amount of bitter peel and pith notes. Drinkable and enjoyable overall.

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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 BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Focusing on the classic American hop variety, the "Cascade" version of IPA results in a straight-forward taste of white grapefruit and orange peels. Light grass and pine round out the caramel, biscuit, and malty-sweet body.

And like the original Crooked Tree and the Citra variety, "Edacsac"pours with a sturdily hazy, deep amber glow and a non-filtered, hoppy haze that's careful not to strip the aroma and taste. Capped by a creamy off-white head, the foam retains and laces just as well as the regular Crooked Tree.

Straight up grapefruit- pulp, pith, juice and all becomes the center stage of aroma. Its then up to the supporting biscuit malt, thin caramel and honey to provide a suppole balance all the while, give the fruit flavors a candied-malt effect. The slight resinous aroma of pine needles rise a bit as the beer warms.

Caramel, biscuit, and bread crust give an early impression of sweetness, but then is layered upon by the sharp grapefruity character of Cascade hops. Red grapefruit, white grapefruit and all parts of the plants anatomy is represented in the ale's citrusy taste. The lightly acidic and cleanly lingering taste shies from fruit esters or yeast spice to the the attention on the grapefruit-type bitterness in aftertaste.

Medium bodied due to just enough malt structure ensures the beer's creamy carbonation, at least to start. The beer quickly turns toward a middle plate filled with malty sweetness turn turns malty-dry, and then dryly bitter to close. Light rosy-warm alcohols warms the palate and accompanies an echo of grapefruit in memory.

Again, Edacsac is a delightful IPA that exhibits what's best about the ever-charming "Cascade" hops. Its boldly grapefruity, even if the malts try to balance the beer a little to much.

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Photo of barczar
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy medium brown copper with a frothy half inch cream head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving modest lacing.

Resin, dank hops, onion, fresh cut grass, and sharp citrus form the initial aroma. There's a bit of an earthy, herbal character that accompanies a slight caramel backbone. Pine surfaces late, along with minerally notes.

Flavor reveals more caramel malt sweetness than anticipated at the start, becoming toasted and bready mid palate, with light bitterness rounding out the finish. Underpinnings of tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, earthy, minerally hops, and resin add complexity. The balance is fairly malty and resiny.

Body is moderate to perhaps a tad full, with carbonation a touch on the low side, and slight astringency.

Aroma displayed far more hop character than flavor. Wish citrus notes were more pronounced, but a good way to find out that cascade are fairly resiny, grass, and mineral dominant. That earthiness at the finish is just offputting. Too strong.

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Photo of TwelveOunces
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into tulip

A- A very hazy orange color. Not much head to speak of.

S- A very slight lemongrass aroma, A slight grassyness. A touch of a caramel malt. Not much on the nose here..

T- A very moderate bitterness on the tongue. A rather oily feel along with the hops in this beer. A very subtle hop aroma. A nice lemongrass and a vague mango as well. A slight oniony spiciness. More of an oily earthy hop profile. The malts are breaddy and very crisp. Somewhat light on flavor.

M- A nice body. Oily and light on the bitterness and on feel.

O- Not as good as the base beer. A lighter in taste and bitterness but I prefer bolder IPA's.

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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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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 Rifugium
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Crooked Tree single-hopped with Cascade.

Served in a nondescript pint glass, a hazy amber color with a small cap of white head that retained as a wisp of sea foam and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma was expectedly hop-driven, citrusy, grassy, touches of biscuity malts coming through. Cascade hops showcased in the taste, citrusy, markedly bitter, but a solid biscuity malt base took the edge off a bit. A nice IPA overall, medium body, smooth, and pretty drinkable; not too strong for an imperial.

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Edacsac Dekoorc Eert from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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