Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by mikeys01:
4.38/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle with zenlike crooked tree artwork on the front , very nice. I must say this is an IPA that really grew on me, no pun intented, starting off quite chilled it seemed a bit subdued but it really blossomed and surprised me as I drank more. Color is a deep brownish coper, very opaque with a fair bit of sediment evident. Aroma was subtly fruity hoppy at first, rather calm then building to a virtual orchard of citrus. Crooked tree was capped with a modest off-white head that quickly faded into the depths.
Solid bitterness comes right in at the opening sip, punctuated with a muddled mix of hoppy fruit flavors, starting a bit peachy then erupting into bright grapefruit. There's a nice malty sweetness here as well, but the grapefruit hoppiness shines through. Bitterness lingers through to the finish with the hops becoming more apparent as the beer warms a bit more. Body is decidedly medium and mouthfeel is perfect for a nice hoppy IPA. I was very impressed, quite drinkable and extraordinarily tasty. Thanks to trbeer for this one!
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2004 00:52:47 | More by mikeys01
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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
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