Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by Manoftyr:
4.46/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Appearance - Pours a murky tangerine with golden highlights, head is a finger thick with good lacing and retention. Seeing as this beer is intentionally unfiltered it doesn't make sense to dock points for its lack of clarity which under normal circumstanced would be only complaint about the appearance. Looks good!
Aroma- Dank and earthy hops upfront followed by a backbone of citrus, some phenolic yeasty aromas towards the back and a sweet blanket of crystal malt forms a consistent undercurrent.
Taste-Bitter and citrusy upfront with flavors of tangerine and other citrus fruits, some earthiness and marmalade like sweetness towards the middle. Finishes dry with a yeasty bite.
Mouthfeel- A bit on the thick side for an IPA, but it works to this beer's advantage rather than its detriment. Carbonation is gentle and on the low side.
Overall - One of the most drinkable and unique IPAs I've had in some time, replaced Flower Power as my go to IPA.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2013 22:17:51 | More by Manoftyr
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3.75/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A - Pours an amber orange with a finger of near white head. Strong retention and fantastic lacing.
S - orange, grapefruit, pears, apple, sweet fruit and less citrusy/bitter. some sweet malts too.
T - Surprisingly bitter (considering the aroma), definitely a ton of pear type flavors and some apple as well. Rindy/sticky resinous qualities and a decent heft of caramel sweetness. Dry/slightly bitter finish and aftertaste.
M - Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation, sits a tad thick/sticky on the tongue.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 02:35:43 | More by MacQ32
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,379 ratings.