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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
90
outstanding

2,745 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,745
Reviews: 870
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 114
Gots: 260 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 08-10-2002)
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden, cloudy and unfiltered with chunks floating around everywhere. This almost looks like Heady Topper, which is a good sign.

Smell: Bready malt, mango, grapefruit, orange, carmelized sugar. Not overpowering, but nice and complex.

Taste: Not nearly as complex as the smell would imply, but good. There's definitely a nice balance going on here. A beginning hop bite retreats as the malt profile comes forward. As the malt subsides, the hops become more apparent again, and lead you into a grapefruity, bitter, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Ample carbonation that coats the tongue viciously, nice.

Overall: Glad I got to try this beer. Can't say it's my favorite IPA, but I'd drink it again.

Photo of 2dogbrew
4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tdm168
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - dark orangish amber with a tall, thick, white head that has great retention

S - sweet, bready, some birthday cake-like notes, citrusy aromas

T - bready malts, citrusy, piney, some sweetness

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a decent IPA. It's a bit more malty than hoppy which is fine by me. I liked the malty sweetness throughout, but I wish there was a hop character that balanced better with the malts. The hops here are bitter and piney with some citrus, but they seem like they're trying to force the balance issue against the sweetness. Nonetheless, this is a good IPA that has good drinkability. I'm not sure I'd choose it over some of my favorites, but I'll certainly never turn it down.

Photo of dfillius
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Aggressive pour yields 1 finger of white head with good retention. Amber red liquid.
S: Toffee, caramel, PNW hops.
T: Sweet, strongly bitter and slightly astringent. Tobacco is strong in this beer!
M: Bitter, punishingly so!
D: I would order a second. I'm glad I gave it a second chance, this bottle was much fresher than my first and it was excellent. Above average. I would buy again.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of hansgruber
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of bigsquirrel
5/5  rDev +25.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of AmitC
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Was in search of its bigger bro, had to settle for this. No bottling date on this one.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into snifter. Orange amber in color. A lot of haze and suspension. Very clumsy. Excellent two finger thick off white colored head with super long retention. An awesome lacing on the sides. Beautiful if you ignore the haze. Opaque. A lot of bubbles rising up and a lot of carbonation.

Nose is a bit earthy. Grape fruits, Orange peel and a little bit of flowery notes. Lacks piney punch or oily resin like stuff. A good amount of caramel malt presence. Strength is just decent. Nothing that blows the mind out.

Flavor is almost entirely the nose. Some raw bitterness upfront supported by a big malt presence in the middle and slightly bitter finish towards the end. Extremely clear dry hopped IPA. Very earthy and grounded hops. Bitterness increases steadily.

Mouth feel is medium to slightly full. It is certainly heavier than most. Drinks easy, has good bitterness. Moderate to high carbonation. Little bit of hop derived astringency.

Style Rate: 4
Personal Rate: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,745 ratings.