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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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,551 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,551
Reviews: 859
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 106
Gots: 194 | FT: 4
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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Photo of NilocRellim
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

NilocRellim, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

blazinworm, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

guezarka, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of Biffster
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%

The beer is served in a pint glass out of a 12 oz bottle. The sample is very hazy, but has a low persistent off white head.

The aroma is not all about fruit and citrus and c hops It is intensely lemony and peppery and grassy. Pleasant, but unorthodox for an IPA in this day and age. Its fairly clean - no off putting aromas from a rough fermentation. There is some rye crust/graham cracker maltiness in the aroma that opens up as it warms.

The beer is surprisingly, almost bracingly bitter It hasnt got much for malt - what it does have is at least somewhat complex - bready and almost butterscotch like/ All of that is countered by a crisp hop bite that starts at the tip and accelerates toward the swallow.

The mouthfeel is light - not at all slick or cloying. The body is moderate to light and while not spritzy, the carbonation in my sample is substantial.

Overall, this is Pretty tasty IPA - a little off the beaten path for today's IPAs but very good.

Biffster, Oct 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

airtocap, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of jpcool9
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

jpcool9, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of las00hero
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

las00hero, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%

Served on tap in a pint glass

This beer pours hazy deep orange color with a white head. The nose on the beer is more subtle then the intense flavors. The beer hits first with an average bitter intensity. The first thing I notice is the feel, the feel is full bodied and has a crispness that almost reminds me of a rye beer. Speaking of rye, I get an ever so slight earthy spiciness out of the beer. However the highlight for me is the fresh hop characters. The beer has a moderate amount of citrus, ranging from lemon to pineapple. I think the most notable aspect is the pine flavor, and I mean evergreen tree type pine. This is a great IPA, Dont miss out on the Double Crooked Tree as that is one of my favorite IPA's.

TwelveOunces, Oct 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

aaronblain22, Oct 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

MButkus, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

mikediesel124, Oct 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

TheBronze, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%

Poured into a pint glass, color is copper, and a little dense/translucent; head is off white, light lacing.

Smell is hop bitterness, pretty well blended grass/citrus/pine flavors, malt comes through as lightly toasted.

Taste is a pretty neutral blend of hops and malt, light toast and caramel malt notes; hops are citrusy and piney, a little sharp, overly bitter and drying in the finish; there is unidentifiable malt flavor that is different than the toast that presents itself, more of a blend of the crystal and toast flavors.

Mouthfeel is strong on the tongue with hop bitterness overriding quickly and lingering strongly.

Overall, satisfying ipa but a little to bitter and drying from the hops.

mvanaskie13, Oct 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

hilgart1, Oct 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

michbeerguy, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

bryoung, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of porcelli426
2.73/5  rDev -31.4%

12 oz bottle poured into tumbler

A – Hazy orange. Lighter rather than darker, Half a finger head.

S – Not overall very fragrant. Hints of citrus and florals. Somewhat dank

T – For an IPA, really light on the bitterness and other hop characteristics. Has nice citrus flavors and a clean finish.

M – Has a great mouth feel. Plenty of carbonation and full bodied.

O – Overall disappointing after seeing the great reviews. Not a bad beer by any standard but I like an IPA with a great balance between different hops and malts. This beer is fairly streamlined from what I can gather.

porcelli426, Sep 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

eawolff99, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of mntlover
3.7/5  rDev -7%

Pours a nice cloudy copper color with nice fluffy two finger head that falls slowly to cap and laces well. Love a cloudy looking brew just looks more natural for some reason.

Aroma is nice good malty caramel notes with nice ripe fruits everywhere, mango, pineapple some grapefruit. Nice hop flavors but also big on malt very balanced and sweet fruity smelling more so then bitter hops.

Taste is like the nose more or less big malt notes with deep ripe fruits notes, it is good but not quite IPA per say or maybe more English in style. Fruity notes are good and there is some average like bitterness in the finish, say like light grapefruit with hints of pineapple.

Mouthfeel is fairly solid medium with lighter level of carbonation. Feel is good and suites the brew and style.

Overall looks nice smells good but little mellow in the taste department for an American IPA. But it could be a nice change from hop bombs of the day.

mntlover, Sep 20, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49.7%

nickmantia, Sep 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

t0rin0, Sep 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

hoptitsbrews, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

On tap at 2012 Autumn Brew Review, from notes. Poured light orange amber with a light creamy foam head. Smells of orange citrus, grapefruit and pine resins. Taste replete with grapefruit pith, orange, pine and subtle pineapple. Moderately bitter. Medium bodied. Crisply carbonated. Finishes dry. Classic IPA across the board even if it doesn't stand out from the crowd it's quite tasty.

JackieTH, Sep 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Scott1970, Sep 16, 2012
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,551 ratings.