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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Crooked Tree IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,886 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,886
Reviews: 899
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 114
Gots: 356 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xlperro on 08-10-2002

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Ratings: 2,886 | Reviews: 899
Photo of cdoub
4.9/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The best Michigan IPA I have ever had.

Photo of gusman61
4.73/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my all time favorites!

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
2.67/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Maybe I got a bad bottle not entirely sure as the date was super hard to read. But to me this tasted like a unbalanced Carmel bready mess. Would like to try again at some point just based on reviews on here but for now one of the worse ipa I have had

Photo of hardysf
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Solid IPA. Would rather have a two hearted though.

Photo of znagle28
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite IPA's

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Amber gold with a slight haze, bottle conditioned, yeast sediment in the bottom. 1” foam cap dissipates fairly quick to film, produces excellent lace.
S: Citrus and bread.
T: Very fruity, juicy, plum with citrusy hop flavors dries out on the finish, a little bread in the background.
M: medium low carbonation, medium body a touch chalky, some light astringency.
O: Big flavor packed into an American IPA.

Photo of UPBrewer92
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This personally isn't my style of choice for an ideal beer, but I will admit that as an IPA this is well made for the style

Photo of heydrinks
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Really love the feel of this one and the super delayed hoppy aftertaste...

Photo of Andewkline1
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Not a pleasant beer too look at, very cloudy but a nice white head. Very citrus grapefruit aroma, starts off with a smooth taste and has a very bitter after taste. Great for anyone looking for that beautiful grapefruit bitter taste. My only wish was the taste was as delicious up front as it is with the aftertaste.

Photo of RacerDad
3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Fruity aroma kind of like peach.Lots of settlement in bottle before pouring. Label says unfiltered and unpasterized. Initial taste bright slightly fruity but not sweet and a little earthy. Carbonation a little higher than average.Smooth hoppy flavor with slight bitter aftertaste.

Photo of SaltofOH
3.17/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Substantial sediment; pungent grapefruit aroma; resinous, malty arrival, malty and tart; hefty mouthfeel. Not so refreshing, bottle maybe past it's prime (no date) bought 8/15, reviewed 9/1/14.

Photo of ericfine50
4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Good Hoppy taste. Good drinking IPA

Photo of JPowell712
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a good beer. Super hoppy with great hop aroma. The taste was also that of a hopped up IPA. The fact it is unfiltered showed a lot of hop residue inside the floating around the glass. It is stingy and has a big bite. The bitter factor played a role for me. The alcohol is definitely detectable. It is a strong beer and has a strong taste. Good beer for an IPA lover.

Photo of Brabander
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent IPA but i would be better if the hops were more upfront. Very drinkable beer though!

Photo of RichardRaeder
4.78/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look feel smell and taste are excellent!

Photo of RC613
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

If I'm not drinking Two Hearted, I'm drinking Crooked Tree. If I'm not drinking Hopslam, I'm drinking Double Crooked Tree.

Photo of Schimms
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Consumed from a Spiegelau glass: pours copper with thick, white head. Great lacing.

S: Perfect balance of hops

T: Everything I want in an IPA - balance of hops, malt; alcohol doesn't distract. Dry-ish, but not too dry finish. Great hop bitterness.

F: Smooth with moderate carbonation

O: Great balance in everything.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.37/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Ashley’s Ann Arbor. Poured into half pint, this beer is orange-brown with a white head and lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine hops. Flavor is similar with a little malt sweetness that is quickly overwhelmed by the hop bitterness. Dry hop bitter finish. Medium body, medium-high carbonation.

Photo of ta_hagen
4.83/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very nice unfiltered IPA... Goes down smooth.

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burnt orange color body
aroma of hops
nice combo of hops
Great and drinkable ipa

Photo of admiral1
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

drinking one right now. very good , but i prefer a more hoppy finish. its kinda sweet, but still very good.

Photo of kraticus41
2.75/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Didn't do much for me.

Photo of stamtish
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Amazingly tastes almost the same in a bottle as it does on tap. I enjoy IPAs. When tasting IPAs, I've found myself using Crooked Tree as the benchmark for comparison. Cool brewery. Shares a parking lot with an independent bike shop. Get your oil changed and you get a free beer! I do my own oil changes, but got to admire the marketing.

Photo of Seanginter
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

If you can get over the look of an unfiltered beer, pick this one up. Fantastic taste and finish

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.89/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

No real aroma. Bitter citrus.

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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,886 ratings.