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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Pale Ale with blueberries. Collaboration beer between Dark Horse Brewing Co. and Slippery Slope(Chicago).


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (1100) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft at Dark Horse - pours a medium copper . Huge fresh blueberry aromas and flavor . Super sessionable . Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10783) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
Dark horse tap takeover hopcat Detroit. Blueberry leads. Very nice. Medium yellow and light head.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (2115) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2015
On draft at Captain Joe’s in Whitmore Lake on September 26 with Tara Dye. The pour is a cloudy amberish gold color with a thin film of white head and no lace. The aroma is incredibly wheaty. There is a little blueberry present and some big malts. I have just decided that I am not a fan of wheat-based fruit beers. Not my thing at all. The flavors are just as similar. There is a light blueberry on the front and a touch of hop that seems to be promising, and then the bottom falls out. The wheat seems to come back in and dominate. The malts flow right with it and it becomes a pretty heavy turn off. The mouth feel is light and thin with a light carbonation and a lingeringly sweet finish. I can’t help but wonder if the keg might be old, but regardless, this one just isn’t good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlandersNed (393) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Tap. Clear golden tone. Very light on the blueberry and moderate hops. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (1103) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2015
On tap at The Oak. A nice frosty copper look. A giant lumpy head. Intense looking. A malty biscuit aroma. A blueberry flavor with a malty flavor. Decent and drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Sampled from the tap at GTMW 2015. Pours a hazy amber gold with an off-white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a nice rich blueberry note with sweet grains and bread backing. Flavor has a good amount of sweet grains with blueberry and a bit of bread backing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2859) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Aroma : Wheat, Blueberry Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Thin White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Wheat, Tart Blueberry Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (7862) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Draft to taster at the brewpub. Looks solid; a mostly transparent golden orange with thin white lacing. Smells of blueberries and mild hops. Tastes like it smells with a fairly smooth medium-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3377) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Tap at Dark Horse. Cloudy amber-orange pour with a smal film of head. Aroma is blueberry pancakes with some light generic malt. Blueberry dominates the taste too but it’s really good. Smooth, light sweetness, goes down really easy. Medium body. Yum.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1966) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Tap. Color is hazy orange with solid white head. Berry hop aroma. Taste is light nice blueberry and bitter hop

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6352) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of light-moderate blueberry muffin, citrus, and light grapefruit. It’s a transparent amber with a two finger off-white head that eventually settles to a thick film. There is a good amount of soapy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus. There’s some light blueberry that lingers throughout. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit with a touch of florals and lemon. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, the blueberry is pretty subtle and works really well in a Pale Ale.


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