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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

2,345 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,345
Reviews: 847
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 91
Gots: 137 | FT: 6
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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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a murky copper color with TONS of yeast sediment in the glass. The head is a one finger offwhite shade. There's a good creaminess to the texture, even if it fades moderately quickly. Still, it's not exactly an attractive beer.

S: This has a pervasive biscuit quality to the aroma; it melds reasonably well with the textbook grapefruit peel and pine qualities from the hops. The maltiness is sweet and caramel-esque, like I expect. Typical, but I really like how strongly the aroma emanates from the glass.

T: The biscuit from the aroma subsides a bit, being supplanted by some initial grapefruit qualities. Still, this is one of the most biscuity IPAs I've ever had. Pine bitterness pops up in the midtaste before seemingly washing away on the finish. No one note here really stands out from the pack - however, it compensates by coming across as a great thirst quencher with a modicum of complexity.

M: While the body isn't lightweight, it manages to drink crisply anyways. Astringency is balanced well, with only a moderate bitterness accumulating on the palate. Carbonation is high yet controlled in order to preserve the refreshment qualities this provides.

O: I reckon this one would really work during the summertime - in some ways, this drinks like a saison. There are better IPAs to be found, but there are also many worse ones as well.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 04:12:35 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,345 ratings.