Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by eclipse54:
4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A 12 ounce bottle from inlimbo77; thank you!
Pours a very dark orange/copper color that was quite unexpected for an IPA. It borders on the appearance of a light amber. About a half inch of foamy beige head appears, lingers for some time, and slowly fades to patches. Sticky lacing is left behind. Smells of caramel malt, grapefruit, some orange, and floral hops. Tastes very similar, with the hops in the front, followed by the lemon, citrus, and pine, and a smooth caramel finish. Mouthfeel is very good; smooth with great carbonation. Overall, a great beer that I'd love to sit down with again sometime.
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2011 00:44:16 | More by eclipse54
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4.13/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Dark copper orange, almost bronze, with a slight haziness, moderate head in the pour reduces to a thin but complete white film that delivers pretty massive lacing.
S - Mostly lemon and pine - crisp and clean, but somewhat quiet overall. A subtle note of honey, as well. Overall, the nose is much like a honey lemon throat lozenge, but the most delicious one you've ever had. Initial thought is this could go either way.
T - While the flavor follows the nose, there is not much quiet here. Big hop hits of pine, lemon zest and pith, and a sweet, malty honey core. Lush, almost buttery feel, but with a strong bitter close keeps things snappy.
M - Moderate carbonation and mild drying.
O - A good choice for the hophead aiming to drink a couple down without getting trashed. There are big hop flavors, a nice malt counterpoint, and a reasonable, but not sessionable, ABV.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 20:21:53 | More by Tsar_Riga
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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