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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

2,783 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,783
Reviews: 876
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 110
Gots: 297 | 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

No notes at this time.
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2.51/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Was excited to try this beer given it's high BA score, but I was so disappointed. The appearance and mouthfeel were average. The smell was musky, earthy, with some hay and straw notes. The taste was similar, with a lot of bitter citrus as well. I consider myself quite a "hophead," but this was far to bitter and unbalanced for me.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Pours a murky tangerine with golden highlights, head is a finger thick with good lacing and retention. Seeing as this beer is intentionally unfiltered it doesn't make sense to dock points for its lack of clarity which under normal circumstanced would be only complaint about the appearance. Looks good!

Aroma- Dank and earthy hops upfront followed by a backbone of citrus, some phenolic yeasty aromas towards the back and a sweet blanket of crystal malt forms a consistent undercurrent.

Taste-Bitter and citrusy upfront with flavors of tangerine and other citrus fruits, some earthiness and marmalade like sweetness towards the middle. Finishes dry with a yeasty bite.

Mouthfeel- A bit on the thick side for an IPA, but it works to this beer's advantage rather than its detriment. Carbonation is gentle and on the low side.

Overall - One of the most drinkable and unique IPAs I've had in some time, replaced Flower Power as my go to IPA.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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2/5  rDev -49.7%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of SerialHiker
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a golden/orange with some caramel hues…a nice finger width of off white head formed and remained…fairly dense and not overly transparent, I can see some bubble action and a few pieces of sediment floating about…(3.75/5)

Smell: Spicy, earthy, musty hops combined with mild citrus hops notes…very robust hops aroma…mango, bready malts, caramel, sweet yellow cake, grapefruit round out things…there’s an overly light and zestiness here…(4/5)

Taste: Much like the nose…earthy, musty hops mixed with mild lemon/grapefruit/orange citrus hops…much more earthy than citrus, but the citrus flavor definitely rounds out the edges a bit and provides a crispness that wouldn’t otherwise be there…some rye spice flavor as well...fairly straight forward, hops dominant with a touch of caramel (not overly sweet) malts…as it warms, the lightness from the citrus flavor becomes more apparent…(4/5)

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tons of carbonation…fluffs up presenting tons of hops citrus and bitterness…really leaves an earthy feel all over my palate…wet and crisp, there’s a dryness in the finish that I like…earthy hops bitterness settles in the after taste…standard I would say for an IPA…(3.75/5)

Overall: This brew didn’t “wow” me, but it is good and very drinkable…the flavor is full, somewhat robust and is easily something I could drink a couple of in one sitting…a great beer to have around the house for after work, not overly complex but hardy and tough enough to smooth out the edges of the day…a simple review for a simply good brew…(3.75/5)

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,783 ratings.