Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by rboinski:
4.13/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 Oz bottle poured into a wine tasting glass
Appearance: Much darker than I had expected hearing that this was a west coast style IPA. Formed a nice bubly head which which slowly fell to be about a 1/8" ring around the glass
Smell: The immediate smell upon first opening the cold beer was floral hops. Slowly as it warmed, pine became evident as well as citrus aromas and the floral component fell into the background. As it warmed even more, the malt elements became expressed and I was reminded of a three floyds malt character with a grapefruit hop aroma somewhere beneath.
Taste: The taste is similar to the nose except that I am not able to get the floral character on the palate. It is fairly dry, with a slight sweet character that may be ethanol related. Strong bitter component, more than I was expecting from the ABV. I can notice some alcohol heat/sweetness as it warms which is unexpected at this relatively low abv.
Mouthfeel: Nice mouthfeel, but to me it may have a slight excess of carbonation. Puts a nice coat on the mouth but I would not consider this overly sticky.
Overall: Very solid IPA that reminds me of a cross between a three floyds pale and a classic west coast IPA. Neat mix with a little floral character as well. Would never turn this away, but won't go out of my way to get more of it.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2013 16:51:44 | More by rboinski
More User Reviews:
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 2,345 ratings.