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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

2,373 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,373
Reviews: 848
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 94
Gots: 144 | FT: 7
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 08-10-2002)
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PerzentRizen

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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Acquired in a trade from mnjeff - thanks man! Poured into a Duvel glass at fridge temperature this IPA is fairly dark (much like a rye ale) with a slightly tan head.

The aroma is of cascade hops, tart citrus fruit (grapefruit and limes), and sweet rye malt.

The taste is sharp hops, penetrating sweet malt that backs down to the hop assault. There is a lot of dried fruit, light vinegar, floral esters, hop oil sharpness and a fairly strong brewed black tea dryness that makes for a very attentuated and long (taste/finish) beer.

The mouthfeel is fairly light on the tongue because of the dry finish and high carbonation. There is a lot of hop residue that makes for a chalky biting mouthfeel - not unpleasant just unique.

I would characterize this beer as being highly drinkable. I would reach for this beer if it were available again.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 19:25:43 | More by PerzentRizen
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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,373 ratings.