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Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting IPA
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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An extremely hoppy ale, that really does smell like weed.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2012
Draught@SBWF2012. Golden colour, small head. Aroma is grass, herbs, toffee and some mild earthy and grainy notes. Flavour is herbal, fruity, mild yeastyness as well as some sweet malts and quite big bitterness in the finish. Yet quite thin and a bit uninspiring.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
Draught at SBWF. Cloudy amber, small head. Generous grapefruit and mango aroma. Mid sweet with soft mouthfeel and medium-full body. Caramelly and lightly earthy. Mid bitter finish. freshly hoppy and very aromatic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2012
Draft @ På Besök, Malmö. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Had a fruity malty hoppy piney grassy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy grassy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
Draught at Beer Tempel, Amsterdam
Hazy amber color with creamy head. Fruity hop aroma with some caramel, a bit cheesy. Smooth mouthfeel; nice malt and toffee flavor, green tea, light bergamot, citrusy, dryish, later earthy and showing a moderate sweetness.
Good balance and freshness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Draft sample at MBGF Summer 2009. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hop, leaves and small malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a complex beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (8603) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 13, 2012
Tap (SBWF2012)
Typical super-sweet sticky US IPA aroma. Biscuity malts, but no weed detected, sorry. Smooth palate, gentle carbonation. Good biscuity malts in the taste too, typical for a strong US IPA, but done well. Drinkability quite high, wasn’t saying 9%. All the acohol was covered by the residial sugars, and pleasantly the sugars themselves weren’t as annoying as they sometimes are. All-in-all, a strong US-style IPA done right - I like this brewery!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Tap @ Dark Horse. Slightly darkish orange with a cream colored head. Mild weed, moderate piney, fairly citrusy hoppy aroma. Orange creamy, grapefruit, piney citrusy hoppy flavor with a citrusy finish. I enjoyed the Crooked Tree a little better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
On draught at Bob’s Bar. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, biscuit malt and fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, grainy malt and grapefruit. The finish is moderately bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Above average overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (6432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2012
Draught at Beer Temple. Hazy orange color, full sized creamy white head. Shell malts, hops, citrus, resin. Taste malts, hops, bitter, pine, resin, fruityness. Medium carbonation, medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
A advertised, even tastes like it. Though not quite as buzzworthy as the Pig Minds beer I had the night before wink wink.


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