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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

2,373 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,373
Reviews: 848
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 94
Gots: 144 | 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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Ratings: 2,373 | Reviews: 848 | Display Reviews Only:
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Lukafer

Michigan

5/5  rDev +25.6%

12-11-2011 04:18:09 | More by Lukafer
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bierbrauer

Wisconsin

3.3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Purchased locally as a single ($1.79). No freshness data. Newer label design.

A: Opaque gold/amber; many small, suspended particles; 1" creamy head that settles slowly and leaves a solid, thin layer of lacing.

S: Yeasty, with faint fruit.

T: Initial fruit, w/ sourness; biscuit, followed up by strong, blunt bitterness that lingers.

M: Medium/heavy body and light/medium carbonation, dry finish; no alcohol presence.

O: Not so good. This bottle must have been past its prime.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 00:02:18 | More by bierbrauer
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Moredrinkin

New York

5/5  rDev +25.6%

12-09-2011 22:33:58 | More by Moredrinkin
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-09-2011 21:14:09 | More by BMart
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oline73

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a finger of fluffy off white head. There is some good retention and decent lacing.

Smell: This is a rather sweet smelling IPA with lots of malt and some citrus fruit notes. Not a whole lot of strong hop bitterness showing up but still smells nice.

Taste: More hoppy than the smell, but still quite sweet. The malt is quite apparent up front, but the citrus peel hop bitterness ramps up through the whole sip. Wish it were a bit more balanced throughout the whole sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressively tingly carbonation and an extremely dry finish.

Overall: This is a solid IPA, but I would have liked the balance to be a bit better. I might have another if I ever see it on-tap.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 01:58:01 | More by oline73
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-08-2011 16:10:15 | More by Yabev15
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-07-2011 03:52:01 | More by Scotchboy
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Cottzilla

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-07-2011 02:26:07 | More by Cottzilla
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Gtg642

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-06-2011 23:00:32 | More by Gtg642
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futura123

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-04-2011 18:09:18 | More by futura123
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beerslushy

Ohio

5/5  rDev +25.6%

12-03-2011 18:46:20 | More by beerslushy
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Pellinore1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-03-2011 03:16:26 | More by Pellinore1
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RudiNicole

Michigan

5/5  rDev +25.6%

12-02-2011 15:28:24 | More by RudiNicole
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SATBMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-02-2011 00:01:27 | More by SATBMan
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rab53

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-01-2011 05:19:20 | More by rab53
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sjverla

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Undated brown bottle into tulip glass.

Nose: Very hoppy. Plenty of pine. Crisp malt backbone that's lightly sugary.

Appearance: Rusty orange with an ok head that has pretty good retention. Pretty murky

Taste: Really nice. Sweet, crisp malts transition perfectly to the taste of a slightly overbaked sugar cookie. then the deep, green, earthy hops finish it off. Excellent balance. Very clean.

Overall: An outstanding example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 02:24:30 | More by sjverla
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-01-2011 02:24:21 | More by PaBeerLover
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danyalc

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25.6%

12-01-2011 01:16:12 | More by danyalc
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-29-2011 03:12:52 | More by brandoman63
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-28-2011 23:34:08 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +25.6%

11-28-2011 08:29:31 | More by fuzzcherry
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cates1tg

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-27-2011 14:09:54 | More by cates1tg
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber color with a good size off white head. The head is dense and leaves some spotty lacing about the glass. Carbonation was light.
Aroma has some hops and some cararmel malts and some low levels of diacetyl.
Taste is similar to the nose lightly hopped and with a bigger caramel malt backbone and low levels of diacetyl.
Drinks with a medium weight on the palette smooth with a soft finish. Clean and no aftertaste.
Something is going on here because according to the website and the reviews here on the BA this is a west coast style IPA. But to me this is more of an English IPA. Lightly hopped sweet caramel malts and diacetyl contributing a butterscotch taste all scream English. In any event it's good no matter what.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 13:57:21 | More by micromaniac129
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Bbranden85

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-27-2011 01:12:33 | More by Bbranden85
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RTrain12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-26-2011 21:14:14 | More by RTrain12
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,373 ratings.