Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by thecheapies:
4.28/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Slightly hazy woody orange body with some particles. Small rising head has fallen, and there's not much evidence being left behind. Mere blobbed dribbles of lace. Pretty color.
Massive pine hop aromatics coupled with some tart grapefruit. A true product of dry-hopping. Salty cracker of a malt residing below. Remarkable hoppy with a sappy touch.
Stirringly bitter and winningly clean. Nice dry punch of woody pine with an abundance of hop oils abound. Grapefruit, secondmost. Little trickles of earthiness and a sweet wafery malt that holds up rather well to the hoppy assault. Big flavors. Long bitter finish that's a little steely.
Oily and sappy. Fizzy on the tongue, not in the glass (although, I must note that I now make out some bubble streams shooting upward). Nice round body. Disguised strength. Winning feel.
Another absolutely solid IPA from the trusty state of Michigan. Further proof that the style is done justice on this side of the Mississippi.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2012 07:46:10 | More by thecheapies
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a hazy amber with a thin, clinging white head.
S: Aromas of lemon, blood orange, grapefruit, lime, pine, tangerine, herbs, caramel, and biscuit predominate on the nose.
T: Delicate notes of lemon, lime, grapefruit, blood orange, tangerine, kumquats, pine, herbs, crackers, biscuits, and caramel wash across the palate. The finish is bitter and intense with grapefruit, lemon, kumquat, pine, caramel, and biscuit flavors in abundance.
M: Medium in body and typically resinous. Carbonation is rather prickly.
O: A rock solid IPA. I appreciate the fact that it is unfiltered, although I did not feel the lack of filtration added anything new to the flavor. In the end, I like this beer, but I am not certain I can really relate to the hype that seems to surround it.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 15:04:28 | More by mrfrancis
3.43/5 rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
A: super freakin' cloudy, pinkish-amber hue.... thinnish, weak head (due to sediment maybe?) - looks a mess or, worse, infected.... and I've seen the bottle, too - the label art is pretty psych-out cheezy
S: mildly custard aromas, perhaps a touch of mango.... mostly a fragrant but muddy orange scent with a decidedly yeasty background
T: predominately creamy orange and doughy malt, bit of melon... not terribly sweet, but hardly dry... moderate, washed-out bitterness
M: up front - medium-bodied, oily.... slips away, thinning a bit on the finish... altogether fairly smooth but somewhat dull and dead as well
O: a muddy, yogurt-y (or smoothie-like) sort of IPA.... finished the glass, but i would never touch this stuff again nor recommend it.... it has potential - they ought to clean it up a bit
Serving type: on-tap
03-03-2014 23:48:57 | More by Bouleboubier
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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