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Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting IPA

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An extremely hoppy ale, that really does smell like weed.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4610) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Possibly received as an extra in a trade. Pine cone and white onion. Hints of alcohol. Caramel malt sweetness. The commercial description claims this smells like weed. I don’t get any aromatics of that nature. The taste is starts with a shock of alcohol. Sharp oniony bitterness. Full caramel malt base. Sort of chewy, substantial. Big body, active carb. Basically a big malty bitter bomb. A decent example of a kind of IIPA that I’m not too fond of.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3122) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2014
Flaske, 355 ml. Kobberfarvet. Grapefruity. Malty. Mineralske noter af kobber? Bitter-sød og fyldig. Ok, men ikke så sær eller ekstrem som navn og etiket lægger op til.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1568) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
Pours a deep copper color with some haze and a light tan head. The smell is some pine, mango, caramel. The taste is dank, pine, rich fruit, carmel, ending dry, biter and resinous. The body is medium+ with tight carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2533) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy rusty copper to almost light plum color with a soft beige head that lasts a decent while. The aroma is pine, citrus and floral hops. The flavor is a light caramel and bread that is overwhelmed by pine, citrus and floral. Overall this is a decent beer. Great beer for Hop heads..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JeyAre (214) - - SEP 13, 2014
Great golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is of course hoppy with small hints of creaminess. The taste follows, really bitter. The palate is great, not too bubbly, not too flat. Overall a great double IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2002) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
Pours murky brownish amber with medium off-white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, apricot, light toffee and caramel. Taste is initial fruit sweet followed by a balanced, pleasant resin bitter. Body is medium, smooth and slightly oily with soft to average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Digzis (78) - Nancy, FRANCE - SEP 11, 2014
Jolie IPA de couleur ambrée, avec une bulle très fine et assez rare. Une attaque assez houblonnée en bouche et un nez important de fruits exotiques assez frais : ananas, pamplemousse, mais qui s’estompe assez vite. Une amertume légèrement herbacée qui reste plus longtemps en bouche. Pas mal.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2922) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark chestnut brown pour with a thin creamy beige head, aroma has pine, opal fruit and caramel, taste has forest fresh pine, bitter grapefruit, tangerine, caramel, oily mouthfeel, beers like these reassert my favourite the DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3223) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Serving: Bottle. Pours a hazy amber orange with a decent head. Big citrus nose with a dank note. Tropical fruit, caramel, malt, pineapple, grapefruit rind in the flavor. Medium body. Long, bitter finish. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (220) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2014
On tap. Pours a darker amber color. Good 2 finger off-white head with some nice retention. Aroma is some earthy, floral, and herbacious hops. Taste is a bit sweet with caramel malt, citrus fruit, and a bunch of dank hops. Dry and moderately bitter finish. Medium bodied, with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Did NOT smell like weed.


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