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FF Dekoorc Eert | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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3.77/5
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451 Ratings
FF Dekoorc EertFF Dekoorc Eert
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Made with the malt base of Crooked Tree using 7C's hop, which is a blend of 7 American hops that start with the letter C (Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Citra, Cluster, Columbus, and Crystal). Lots of citrus and pine and a hint of earthiness on the finish.

Added by brewtus on 04-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,535
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
451
pDev:
9.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
57
Trade:
1
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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at GRG1313’s tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone 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 fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells slightly better than it tastes in my opinion.

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Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Utilizing all the taste of the Pacific Northwest, the "Falconer's Flight" hops impart a distinct and complex taste of lemon, grapefruit, pineapple and floral character to the common underpinnings of biscuit, caramel, and malt sweetness

And like the original Crooked Tree, Edacsac and the Citra variety, "FF"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.

Sharply acidic with bitter grapefruit and lemon, the herbal hops command the attention of the nose. A shy balance of biscuit malt, caramel and honey provide a balance that gives the fruit character a candied effect. The slight resinous aroma of fragrant sassafras wood rise a bit as the beer warms.

Caramel, biscuit, and bread crust give an early impression of sweetness, but then is overtaken by lemony, grapefruity, and woodish hop taste of the new Falconer's Flight hops. White grapefruit, lemon zest, and an almost-gin-like berryish taste resembles white wine in its mildly astringent taste. The firm acidic and cleanly bitterness resists the from fruit esters or yeast spice to favor the lemony 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 acidic lemon in memory.

Again, FF is a delightful IPA that exhibits what's best about the ever-charming "Falconer's Flight" hops. Its boldly lemony and berry-like, even if the malts try to balance the beer a little more than I prefer.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/5/2013. Pours cloudy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big pineapple, passionfruit, grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, lemon zest, floral, pine, grass, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes with moderate malt balance. Taste of pineapple, pine, grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, bread, caramel, and floral earthiness. Sizable pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, pine resin, citrus, citrus zest, floral, grass, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity of hop notes with light-moderate malt balance; with minimal cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. Good balance and complexity of hop flavors with solid malt balance; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 11/23/2014 at Pour Farm in New Bedford, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

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

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong fruity grapefruit sweetness that is quickly followed by a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a very good balance. The after-taste is 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 solid IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

Got it pretty cheap so it's rather old, but, eh, why not?!
Hazy dark orange, small creamy head that lingers for some time.
There's still some hop on the nose, some grapefruit, faint tropical fruit, but a stronger biscuit and caramel maltiness. A dried up leafy note too.
Grapefruity hops still hold a nice foothold here, a nice bitter-sweet start. Almost lacks the tropical notes, a hint of mango, a bit of tangerine, a nice generically floral honey sweetness too. Really toasted biscuits, a bit grainy too. Light pine resin, but otherwise nice leafy hops with a nice and dry finish, a bit earthy.
Medium body, low carbonation. Malts are a bit too present in the aftertaste, hop bitterness in the back of the throat and some grapefruit peel.
This was probably really good fresh. Still, my grade won't hurt it that much, overall.

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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed amber with a thumb of cream colored head. Never drops bright, slightly above average head retention & lacing

S: Woody & herbal hops, breadyness & pears

T: Follows the nose, some grapefruit as well. Dryness & pears, some breadyness as well & herbal hops. Finishes dry with herbal hops

Medium body, subdued carbonation, okay balance

Drinks alright, nothing special though. This mixed pack was pretty disappointing, I really wonder when the store got these beers?

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Man, had to buy a damn 12-pack for this bottle, so I'm excited yet unhappy... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear amber topped by a finger of wan cream foam. The nose comprises pine sap, earthy greens, grapefruit rind, and some blunt and vague toffee in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, though the pine and rind dominate the proceedings. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, this is a solid take on the Crooked Tree formula, but I think I prefer the original over this.

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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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FF Dekoorc Eert from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 451 ratings
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