Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by airohead2001:
3.95/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5
A - Cloudy brown with a massive three finger head with excellent retention and lacing.
S - Decent smell. Caramel, sugar, corn, and some light hops.
T - So this isn't the most complex beer, but it's still very refreshing and tasty. Hops are light but bitter, and they are most prominent in the finish. It actually has a bit of a BMC taste to it. Normally, any trace of BMC taste in my brew is a disaster - but tonight, on a blistering hot evening, after a long day of work, while watching the Sox get their asses kicked, the corn and wheat tastes of BMC in this beer are spot on.
M - Average for a light tasting beer. Nothing special here.
D - Great! This beer is light tasting with mild hops, mild aroma, and no trace of alcohol. On a hot summer night, I could put this one back all night long. I wouldn't spend days seeking this one out, but I would definitely buy it again if I saw it on a shelf.
I guess it's worth mentioning that part of the reason why I gave this brew such a favorable review is because a) it surprised me because I haven't heard the best things about this beer and b) it is much less syrupy, sweet, and boozy than it's big brother, Double Crooked Tree. Whereas I feel that Double Crooked Tree is more of a barley wine, Crooked Tree is a nice, light drinking, true IPA that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2010 00:47:20 | More by airohead2001
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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 2,348 ratings.