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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

2,822 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,822
Reviews: 885
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 112
Gots: 322 | 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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 08-10-2002

No notes at this time.
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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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4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Hazy light amber color with a head that laces very nicely

Aroma - Wonderful hop nose consisting of grapefruit rind, pine and orange with a hit of malt peeking through

Flavor - Perfectly bittered with great hop flavor. Slightly astringent but not in a bad way

Overal - I love this beer. Bitter with huge flavor while remaining very drinkable

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3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at at The Avenue on Allston. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance. This beer had a small head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy orange color with no clarity, but bubbles coming up through the glass. Layered lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Light citrus, tangerine, and orange scents. Some bready and crystal malts in the rear.

Taste: Same as above with lingering bitterness in the back of the mouth.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, and tingling bitterness.

Overall: Pretty solid beer. The bitterness is a bit much, but still a good IPA.

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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,822 ratings.