Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by JamesMN:
3.65/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Super cloudy and completely opaque orange hue with visible sediment. One finger frothy off-white head. Just about the dirtiest looking IPA I've seen.
Aroma: Floral and citrus. Not too much there. Some crystal malt as well.
Taste: Starts with a blast of bitterness that persists throughout. Very hop forward as the malt is barely present giving it a bit of a watery demeanor. The hop character is good though, pine and citrus flavor that is detectible despite the sometimes harsh bitterness. 6.5% ABV almost seems heavy for how light this beer seems on malt flavor (there is a hint of caramel though).
Mouthfeel: Between thin and medium in body with above average carbonation and good drinkability.
Final Thoughts: I consider myself a connoisseur of IPAs and while Crooked Tree is able to scratch the hophead itch in me, it doesn't elicit any of the real good hop flavor and balance that others of the style can deliver. That being said, I'd recommend it if you can find it. Would I drink it again? Sure.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2013 23:08:56 | More by JamesMN
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I know it's not kosher to rate a beer a perfect 5, but I have no other choice! This, to me, is the perfect beer! It has a great citrus/piney beginning with a perfectly malty backbone that slides down the back of your tongue until your stomach is in a euphoric state! This IPA is the ultimate IPA and if you haven't tried it, you are truly missing out! I don't know if there is a brewery with a more well rounded selection of beers!
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 17:21:55 | More by centurian62
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,345 ratings.