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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Crooked Tree IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,788 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,788
Reviews: 878
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 110
Gots: 298 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 08-10-2002

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of beerthulhu
2.96/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Dark carrot orange is dense visibility wise with a dirty white head that was soapy, patchy, thin in depth and short on hold time retention. Strong indication of macro-bubble carbonation bubles.

S: The nose is of creamy oranges, with some earthy green shrubs. The bitterness level is very low, not alot to get out of here, disappointing, and moot.

T: Flavor is grassy-oragnes with only a moderate detectin level of bitterness though not really distinguishable in character, a homegenous soup of citrus if you will. Some piney aspect with a dry finish of grains and and a touch of dry sour lemon, that again is hardly stand out worthy.

M: Good level of carbonation, creamy and vibrant feel on the tongue with a dry piney-grass and alkaline like finish.

O: Overall an otherwise ordinary and average ipa that holds little surprise, excitiment nor reason for another. Hop ibus are low and disappointing as well complexity making for a boring drink.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Lledd
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into 22oz bar glass directly from fridge.

A: Medium golden orange. Two finger head with good retention. Lots of suspended bits floating around.

S: Hoppy. Bright fruit aromas, citrusy with a suggestion of banana.

T: It's definitely well balanced, but no "wow" factor. There's nothing bad about the taste, but nothing jumps out at me. The best I can say is it's very drinkable, I could easily put down a six pack without getting sick of it. Despite it's amazing reputation, I won't be jumping at the opportunity to buy this again, especially at the price point.

M: Carbonation is "sizzly". After swallowing my mouth feels juicy and ready for another sip. Very pleasant and appropriate for the style. I like IPA's to have aggressive carbonation to accent the hop flavors and this does it.

O: This is an above average beer, but to me, it's not "great". I like IPA's to have more attack and resiny hop flavors. If you like your IPA's to have a more rounded flavor than this might be the one for you.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of plaid75
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at TJ Finley's, Bayshore, NY.

Poured a hazy dark brassy hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured round malts with tropical fruit and herbal hops.

The taste consisted of subtly sweet malts, apricot, and a bit of pepper.

The mouthfeel was full for the style and a touch creamy with a lingering pepper.

Overall a well balanced IPA.

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of thedoubler55
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A cloudy orange color, almost tan, left a nice two finger of off white head at the top, with a good amount of lacing around the glass.

S: Lots of floral and citrus notes with a bready backbone on the nose.

T: This brew was very bready for an IPA, up front some bitterness with floral and tropical fruit throughout.

M: light to medium bodied, a good amount of carbonation somewhat of a dry finish.

O: I visited this brewery on 4/6/13, was a very cool atmosphere and was very impressed with the beer selection, this was a good IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of JAlvy
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a really good IPA. I bought a 1/6 keg off of a recommendation and I was rather surprised. First pull revealed a nice creamy head, not to thick but a nice lacing on the glass. ( I use the Sam Adams tech glasses for first time hoppy beers) First whiff of the beer was very subtle but could catch hoppy and biscuity notes. Appearance is orange in color and a little cloudy at first but cleared up a few pulls. Taste leaves a nice hoppy presence and rounds out with just enough malt but still keeping it dry. No crystal malt here. Good dry finish with the hops shining through especially for an average ABV. IPA. Mouth feel is a little thin but that is okay because it is not a imperial or double IPA. Overall a great beer and will be looking forward to buying this beer again!

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,788 ratings.