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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

2,475 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,475
Reviews: 854
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 104
Gots: 173 | FT: 5
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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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12oz bottle with no date

Look is amber-orange, with a fluffy khaki head. Bonus points for being unfiltered. Smell is a wonderful bouquet of citrus hops: orange, grapefruit, pine needles and a warm malt background. Taste is hop forward with grassy pine, orange, and grapefruit being the most prominent. There is muted cracker malt as well, maybe a note of roastedness. Feel is thick and full, with enough carbonation to keep it crisp.

The definition of a solid AIPA - great hoppy flavor with good availability and a decent price. Highly recommended.

06-21-2012 02:38:00 | More by jimmah120
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djwhit24

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-21-2012 02:19:09 | More by djwhit24
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-19-2012 21:50:20 | More by dtx00
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Rudy

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-19-2012 01:54:20 | More by Rudy
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IndianapolisDrinker


3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-18-2012 05:39:44 | More by IndianapolisDrinker
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-14-2012 01:29:35 | More by HumanParaquat
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mtlasley

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -19.6%

Crooked Tree pours a hazy golden orange color that bursts with ambers and reds when held to the light. Visibly, there's a thickness here that I love in IPAs from the hops. A wonderful two-finger head that's bright white with a noticeable soapiness.

Pine, orange, lemon and lime all mix together up front with the pine being most dominant. The malt in the back has a slight bready quality with a caramel aroma sitting inside nicely. The IPA tang is definitely there but the whole thing smells well-balanced.

There's a piney bittering hop on the front that carries a slightly sweet character along with it. The hops carry well into the center of the tongue and seem to dominate the hops a bit too much for my liking. A slightly bready character peeks out in the end but is quickly cut short again by powerful bittering hops.

The mouthfeel is a little thing but it's easy drinking. I think the relative thinness compared to other IPAs makes this seem a tad more bitter.

A middle of the road IPA for me. Honestly, anyone can craft a bitter IPA but I think a true master of the style would have provided a slightly stronger malt bill to back things up and create a stronger balance.

06-13-2012 00:11:36 | More by mtlasley
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jricharc

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

06-12-2012 10:40:07 | More by jricharc
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frank12

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-11-2012 08:41:09 | More by frank12
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

06-10-2012 19:46:13 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev -7.5%

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Very hazy dark apricot color with a thin head. Nice lacing on the sides of the glass. Very faint nose with notes of grapefruit and orange.

The beer has a nice, firm mouthfeel and medium body. The flavor is certainly hoppy, but there's a bit of tartness in there as well. I get some toast and marmalade flavors on the front of the palate, then a slight fruity tartness comes in at mid-palate along with the bitterness of the hops. The finish is dry and refreshing and the beer is nice and drinkable. Very little, if any, alcohol presence.

Overall, a nice IPA. I'm not sure how fresh my bottle was as the hops were not quite as assertive as I like. Still, a nice beer on a hot Sunday afternoon.

06-10-2012 19:13:14 | More by deadonhisfeet
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-08-2012 23:26:28 | More by whatname
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-08-2012 01:17:21 | More by TimoP
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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-06-2012 19:54:27 | More by mscott1975
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danwho

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-06-2012 17:35:34 | More by danwho
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nrombes

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-04-2012 03:52:21 | More by nrombes
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wcl113

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-03-2012 02:59:40 | More by wcl113
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-03-2012 02:32:37 | More by nosavingsaccount
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ForrestChess


4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-01-2012 01:20:48 | More by ForrestChess
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tARsh


4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-31-2012 06:02:49 | More by tARsh
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-31-2012 03:43:10 | More by duceswild
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ccozzi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-29-2012 01:41:54 | More by ccozzi
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Bitter_Echo

Michigan

4.31/5  rDev +8.3%

This unfiltered IPA pours a cloudy rusty orange, with low-ish head, and moderate lacing. Aroma is a hoppy floral nose with a top, bright estery note of pine and some sweeter citrus. Taste is balanced between sweet, bready and bitter; the over-bitter notes fade a bit, but linger, as an IPA should. Mouth-feel is substantial with moderate carbonation: a foamy, creamy, wet finish. Overall a solid, highly balanced IPA with little over-dominance by any elements and one I'll buy again. And again.

05-28-2012 23:38:50 | More by Bitter_Echo
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-28-2012 23:19:57 | More by VikeMan
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richalexander78

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-28-2012 21:08:35 | More by richalexander78
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,475 ratings.