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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

2,538 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,538
Reviews: 859
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 106
Gots: 192 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 08-10-2002)
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Photo of jhtipton
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Was recommended to me at the Cervezorama beer shop in Madrid It was a bit spendy but it was something new to try. Pours a hazy burnt orange into my wine glass. Mild head and minimal lacing. Aroma is piney and citrus. Taste is malt base with some sweetness and hoppy pine flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and hop oily slickness. Not much carbonation. Overall a very pleasant IPA and well worth another try.

jhtipton, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Mark4prez20
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Mark4prez20, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of SHCC
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

SHCC, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

grittly, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Scout11
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Scout11, Mar 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

beerFool28607, Mar 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

pBRale, Mar 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

szmnnl99, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of DaveONan
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

DaveONan, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of jman892
4.1/5  rDev +3%

A - Hazy, dull orange color, with a fluffy 1 finger head

S - Nice floral and citrus mix

T - Muted citrus, pine is the dominant flavor, there is a definite hop bite that ius balanced off by a caramel like sweetness.

M - Feel is slick, moderate carbonation, alcohol is very well hidden

O - There are so many good IPA's out there and this is another one. My first time having anything from this brewery, and was very pleased. Glad I got a 6 of this on a whim.

jman892, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of zekeman17
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

zekeman17, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of Lantern
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Lantern, Mar 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

karatebartender, Mar 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

redfox405, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of mumbrell
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

mumbrell, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of wedge
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%

Hazy, obviously unfiltered, orange-amber with a small, creamy white head on top. Definitely a more balanced type aroma for an IPA, but a good one...dark, juicy citrus, lime, flowers, grapefruit, peach, and some sugary malt. Mellow spicy citrus hop flavor with some black tea and grain. Very nicely balanced...when it's done right like this, I can really dig it. Lots of grapefruit, tangerine, and an increasing amount of pine resin and perhaps a bit of wood. Drying, textured medium body. Really quite nice all around.

wedge, Mar 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

SpartanHistory2013, Mar 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

NEDmiller, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of AshleyMiller
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

AshleyMiller, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of beer2day
3.98/5  rDev 0%

Orange gold pour with 1/2 finger light cream head. No retention and light lace.

Grapefruit nose accented with, and I'm not quite sure where this is coming from, vanilla cupcakes. A little different but quite appealing.

Getting a mix of pine and grapefruit on first taste. Straight bitter finish with lots of tart. I do get some light vanilla cream in the middle. Light on esters and earthiness. Pepper coming out in the finish towards the bottom.

Feel initially felt a bit light to me, but grew on me by the end of the glass.

Overall, a stand-up IPA that I would drink again. That cupcake thing notwithstanding.

beer2day, Mar 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Supergenious, Mar 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

c4ster82, Mar 13, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.9%

MortarPestle, Mar 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

bmoney, Mar 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

DSlim71, Mar 12, 2012
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,538 ratings.