Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by OttoBomb:
4.47/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle poured into a 12 oz conical pint glass (June 4, 2010). No freshness dating that I can find.
Eyes: A very dark copper with a thick dark haze. This is probably the haziest, darkest IPA I've come across in years. The pours needs to be a measured one as the vigorous foam threatens to overflow the glass. The head is the mid color between a white egg and a brown egg.
Nose: Though this looks to be a malt forward IPA in the Dogfish vein, there are strong notes of citrus, pine, and grapefruit. A very good start.
Tongue: The flavor follows the impressive aroma presented to the nose. I again expected a malt forward profile, but I was pleasantly surprised by the prominent, complex hops with just enough malt to deliver. Abundant grapefruit, pine, and sap flavors steal the show, without overwhelming.
Mouth: Medium body, with appropriate carbonation.
Libation: I really like this beer and I'm quite impressed with Dark Horse's ability to deliver so much flavor atop a 6% ABV offering. So many IPAs try to do to much, but the flavor, balance, and drinkability are all sot on here.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2010 21:56:02 | More by OttoBomb
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a hazy amber with a thin, clinging white head.
S: Aromas of lemon, blood orange, grapefruit, lime, pine, tangerine, herbs, caramel, and biscuit predominate on the nose.
T: Delicate notes of lemon, lime, grapefruit, blood orange, tangerine, kumquats, pine, herbs, crackers, biscuits, and caramel wash across the palate. The finish is bitter and intense with grapefruit, lemon, kumquat, pine, caramel, and biscuit flavors in abundance.
M: Medium in body and typically resinous. Carbonation is rather prickly.
O: A rock solid IPA. I appreciate the fact that it is unfiltered, although I did not feel the lack of filtration added anything new to the flavor. In the end, I like this beer, but I am not certain I can really relate to the hype that seems to surround it.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 15:04:28 | More by mrfrancis
3.43/5 rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
A: super freakin' cloudy, pinkish-amber hue.... thinnish, weak head (due to sediment maybe?) - looks a mess or, worse, infected.... and I've seen the bottle, too - the label art is pretty psych-out cheezy
S: mildly custard aromas, perhaps a touch of mango.... mostly a fragrant but muddy orange scent with a decidedly yeasty background
T: predominately creamy orange and doughy malt, bit of melon... not terribly sweet, but hardly dry... moderate, washed-out bitterness
M: up front - medium-bodied, oily.... slips away, thinning a bit on the finish... altogether fairly smooth but somewhat dull and dead as well
O: a muddy, yogurt-y (or smoothie-like) sort of IPA.... finished the glass, but i would never touch this stuff again nor recommend it.... it has potential - they ought to clean it up a bit
Serving type: on-tap
03-03-2014 23:48:57 | More by Bouleboubier
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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