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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

2,451 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,451
Reviews: 853
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 104
Gots: 171 | FT: 7
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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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev -7.5%

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a hazy orange caramel color with just a bit of very white fizz.

S: Bright citrusy grapefruit and orange approach the nose up front with some light maltiness close behind. Some hints of overripened peach in there as well, almost rotten but not to pungent.

T/M: Doesn't feel quite as thick on the tongue as it appears but still coats nicely. Low to medium carbonation is smooth but almost feels too thin. Orange and orange peel accompany some pine hoppiness and supplants it all with a clean finish.

This is a great light IPA, but there are better options if you prefer a fuller flavor.

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03-03-2012 00:35:18 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Calculat0r

Japan

5/5  rDev +25.6%

03-02-2012 18:18:05 | More by Calculat0r
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-01-2012 06:36:54 | More by Localdrinklax
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Fallingonwater10

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-28-2012 22:12:45 | More by Fallingonwater10
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

02-28-2012 17:34:06 | More by Mark5252
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dwduncan2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-28-2012 16:24:37 | More by dwduncan2
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.11/5  rDev +3.3%

Pours a murky brownish amber color with a half finger of off white head.

Smell slightly citrusy, floral and a wee bit of malt aroma. Not the most aromatic IPA out there.

Taste is bitter up front with some nice citrus, bittering pine, finishes with a linger bittering note.

Mouthfeel is what you would expect for a IPA, medium carbonation.

A good IPA, not perfect or my top choice but certainly a good one to switch it up with.

02-28-2012 03:02:18 | More by nickapalooza86
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mtrog313

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-28-2012 00:24:32 | More by mtrog313
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -62.3%

02-27-2012 20:31:51 | More by xdefeatsy
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stoutlover1978

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-27-2012 13:10:47 | More by stoutlover1978
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barczar

Kentucky

4.09/5  rDev +2.8%

Pours a hazy peach copper color with a two finger cream head that dissipates fairly quickly.

Orange, grapefruit, and resiny pine lead the aroma with support from an almost toasted malt background.

Citrus hops open the flavor profile. Tropical fruits...pineapple, grapefruit pith, mango fade to a bitter resin finish. The bready malt backbone supports the hop assault without dominating.

Body is moderate with moderately high carbonation and no astringency.

Overall, a very interesting ipa. The fruity hop flavor is more complex than most. Refreshing change from the typical American ipa. Not quite as extreme in flavor.

02-27-2012 04:07:24 | More by barczar
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-25-2012 02:18:15 | More by TheNightwatchman
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cynical1027

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-20-2012 21:10:12 | More by cynical1027
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jminch

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-19-2012 19:21:15 | More by jminch
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churchillea

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +25.6%

02-19-2012 05:04:00 | More by churchillea
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-19-2012 04:40:28 | More by tdmccarthy
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OleLouIPA

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-19-2012 00:31:27 | More by OleLouIPA
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%

Slightly hazy woody orange body with some particles. Small rising head has fallen, and there's not much evidence being left behind. Mere blobbed dribbles of lace. Pretty color.

Massive pine hop aromatics coupled with some tart grapefruit. A true product of dry-hopping. Salty cracker of a malt residing below. Remarkable hoppy with a sappy touch.

Stirringly bitter and winningly clean. Nice dry punch of woody pine with an abundance of hop oils abound. Grapefruit, secondmost. Little trickles of earthiness and a sweet wafery malt that holds up rather well to the hoppy assault. Big flavors. Long bitter finish that's a little steely.

Oily and sappy. Fizzy on the tongue, not in the glass (although, I must note that I now make out some bubble streams shooting upward). Nice round body. Disguised strength. Winning feel.

Another absolutely solid IPA from the trusty state of Michigan. Further proof that the style is done justice on this side of the Mississippi.

02-18-2012 07:46:10 | More by thecheapies
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-18-2012 05:33:54 | More by ygtbsm94
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smb4087

Michigan

5/5  rDev +25.6%

02-18-2012 01:22:39 | More by smb4087
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sauger86

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-18-2012 00:12:47 | More by sauger86
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syu3003

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-17-2012 05:41:56 | More by syu3003
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Beezee

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-17-2012 04:40:58 | More by Beezee
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oldvines

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-17-2012 01:34:44 | More by oldvines
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-17-2012 01:13:57 | More by Zaphog
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,451 ratings.