Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by jdklks:
4.2/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
This is a viscious looking IPA. Deep, dark amber, bordering on brown with a two finger dark tan head. The smell is hoppy, though not overly so, with some sweeter malts. I get a lot of strawberry as well.
This is very refreshing, and good. I might like it less if I hadn't just worked in the sun for 11 hours, but nevertheless, it is at least very drinkable. There's not a whole lot going on here. Not that I expect much complexity from an IPA, but this has about two flavors: some sweet fruitiness up front and some grapfruit bitterness in the finish/aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is good... Fairly light and well carbonated. Nothing too special here. The drinkability is fantastic, though again that could be due to my workday.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2010 02:29:12 | More by jdklks
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3.16/5 rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured very dark and cloudy. A brick color orange against the light bulb but in the natural light like a hazy brown. Off white creamy head that fell slowly and left lace. Nose is faint and first thing I did was look for a date on the bottle. There wasn't one so they sold it me and I am going to review it. I got a flash of some citrus. Pink grapefruit and some lemon peel. I am smelling the very small and luscious beginings of caramel and just a bit of dry biscuit. Seems to me that the hops have faded off because i have to really dive in for the nose. Taste is malt forward. Biscuit and lovely biscuit with a bit of dryness a bit of sweetness. Not really any fruit on the palate but just some remnants of the hop character. Just enough to tease a bit and make you wish it was fresh. I thought I tasted some orange, very light orange. A small bitter and malt. Dry sweet biscuit with a hint at caramel. the malt was lovely. No pine, not really any grapefruit on the palate just a juiciness. Mouthfeel was light enough and soft. I want it again when it is fresh and reserve the right to revisit.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 14:26:30 | More by utopiajane
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,339 ratings.