Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phatz:
4.1/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a golden orange color with a thick light tan head fades to a frothy cap and heavy lacing.
Smell: beautiful citrus and biscuity malt flavors and a nip of grapefruit.
Taste: Caramelized malty sweetness stand out from my SA Boston Lager glass. It is Toasty and sweet but with big fresh hops to balance. Grapefruit and pineapple, floral grassy bitter with just a touch of pine. This IPA is certainly on the sweet and malty side with enough pleasant bitter. I like that.
Mouthfeel: Malty and rich with a substantial body and active tight carbonation. Very nice.
Drinkability: Perfect. This beer is for the hop fan who likes it malty not the hop head who wants the burn. That said I found it a very easy drinker.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2007 04:37:53 | More by Phatz
More User Reviews:
3.16/5 rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured very dark and cloudy. A brick color orange against the light bulb but in the natural light like a hazy brown. Off white creamy head that fell slowly and left lace. Nose is faint and first thing I did was look for a date on the bottle. There wasn't one so they sold it me and I am going to review it. I got a flash of some citrus. Pink grapefruit and some lemon peel. I am smelling the very small and luscious beginings of caramel and just a bit of dry biscuit. Seems to me that the hops have faded off because i have to really dive in for the nose. Taste is malt forward. Biscuit and lovely biscuit with a bit of dryness a bit of sweetness. Not really any fruit on the palate but just some remnants of the hop character. Just enough to tease a bit and make you wish it was fresh. I thought I tasted some orange, very light orange. A small bitter and malt. Dry sweet biscuit with a hint at caramel. the malt was lovely. No pine, not really any grapefruit on the palate just a juiciness. Mouthfeel was light enough and soft. I want it again when it is fresh and reserve the right to revisit.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 14:26:30 | More by utopiajane
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,339 ratings.