Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by troysoy2:
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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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 2,359 ratings.