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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Crooked Tree IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,129 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2129
Reviews: 831
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%


Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 08-10-2002)
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troysoy2

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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Having tried some of Dark Horse's 'Plead the 5th', I decided I should definitely try some of their other offerings. When I poured their Crooked Tree IPA into my pint glass, I didn't get much of a head. Maybe it was a bit cold, or I needed to try a more aggressive pour. Nonetheless, the smell was very pleasant, and I could even smell it from a couple feet away. Pretty straight-forward malt, surprisingly little hop presence, and a hint of sweet fruit or even vanilla.

The taste was just a little different from what you might expect from the smell. It starts out pretty smooth; you get the sweetness out of the way first, and you especially notice the nice mouthfeel, with just the right thickness to match the taste. On the back half of the taste, the bitterness and hops which were missing from the smell show up. Pleasant, and not overly dry.

I'd say this is a very solid, nice IPA from the Dark Horse Brewery. I'd definitely have another if given the chance. Though it might be a while before I come back to it, simply because there are just so many IPAs out there to try.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 08:01:09 | More by troysoy2
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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,129 ratings.