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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Crooked Tree IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,128 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2128
Reviews: 831
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%


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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue II:

West Coast IPA done Michigan style with an almost patented "Intense Transfer Method." Bring it on, our hophead alter egos are ready for it. Nearly clear orange-amber color dons a thin haze. Solid head retention with some sticky bubbly lacing. Deep aromas of ruby grapefruit, evergreen and wild flowers show what the hops are all about. It seems the nose is all about the hops as well. Mild carbonation, smooth and crisp medium body. Citric hop flavor throughout, mostly tangerines, sweet grapefruit and blood oranges. Hop bitterness is soft as the hop flavor is dominant with a puckering component. Sure there is some maltiness present with a notch of sweetness and light biscuity undertones, it brings some balance to the mix. Hint of alcohol middle to end with a juicy cherry fruitiness. The finish points toward dry with a long lingering and pleasant hop flavor.

Bull's-eye when it comes to the style its aiming for. Drinkability is high and with only 6.0 percent ABV it's a borderline session ale; at least in our book it is. IPA freaks should seek this beer out.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 18:58:27 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,128 ratings.