Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
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
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I know it's not kosher to rate a beer a perfect 5, but I have no other choice! This, to me, is the perfect beer! It has a great citrus/piney beginning with a perfectly malty backbone that slides down the back of your tongue until your stomach is in a euphoric state! This IPA is the ultimate IPA and if you haven't tried it, you are truly missing out! I don't know if there is a brewery with a more well rounded selection of beers!
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 17:21:55 | More by centurian62
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,359 ratings.