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Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting IPA
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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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An extremely hoppy ale, that really does smell like weed.


tiong's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3069) - Espoo, - OCT 6, 2012
Draught @ SBWFí12

Pours dark orange with a massive head. Aroma of herbal hops, grass, hints of weed. Taste is hoppy and herbal with hints of fruits and berries. Finish is sweet and malty with a lot of herbal spicy notes. Okay, a bit unbalanced.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1572) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Tap at Pizza Biga. Took small notes last weekend. Aroma is heavy, dank hops. Not sure it smelled like weed, more like wet grass and pine. Tastes pretty good. Light sweetness, moderate bitterness. Big malty backbone on this giving some caramel and bread to go with the dank grass, floral, and pine hops. Pretty solid. Paired well with the seafood pizza I had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Tap at Tipsy Cow. Unfiltered orange-brown. Big, steady head. Oily and resinous, leans into the malt. OK, pretty middle of the road.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (364) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Draft at Tip Top Deluxe -pours a medium dark gold , piney resinous aromas taste is the same . Lasting bitterness on the tongue . Aptly named . Tasty .

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1081) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2013
draft that pours a dark orange color with a white head. nice hoppy piney nose. the flavor was almost thick and creamy of hops floating in a malt basket. solid hops flavor a bit on the bitter side but still good for a dipa. the 9% is well hidden in this cornucopia of malts and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Tap: Also known as "Smells Like Weed IPA". Almost fully opaque copper body, no head, only a beige collar, probably from the pour. Aroma of pines, some dank resins... Sticky icky. Iíve actually had many other beers that smelled more like weed than this. But itís got some moderate dank. Caramel malt abound, too. Taste is pine, grapefruit peel, slight hemp oil, touch of peppery florals, some back end toffee malt sweetness. Moderately bitter, medium body with low carbonation. Sticky a little, resinous.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Draught at Country Boy. Nice amber pour with hints of caramel and then big piney hoppy taste. Does it smell like weed? Not really. But it has a big grassy taste to it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
On draught at Bobís 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2149) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2013
On tap at 2013 GTMW, pours a bright golden orange with a thick white head and lacing in the glass, the aroma was of ripe fresh hops with a little bit of citrus mixed in, the flavor was much of the same with a good kick of citrus and fruit on the front end with some citrus in the finish, doesnít blow me away but still good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6341) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RespertFTW (481) - Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Draft at soup spoon. Dark clear amber. Small white head. Very hoppy citrus aroma and flavor. Lots of citrus which I like. Good stuff. Will try again.


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