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
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
huge head. foamy and white.
typical IPA aromas, but nothing stand-out. kind of a bland smell to the brew....
a little sweet on the tongue at first, then some caramel malt, and the slight hop bitterness hits as it drains.... very good taste with some sweetness.
overall, very good. another new Midwest brew for me. lots of taste (as opposed to the west coast bitter) but starting to see a definite trend... maybe that's why the west coast began doing bitter....?
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2014 23:12:43 | More by pkalix
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,126 ratings.