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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

2,562 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,562
Reviews: 860
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 107
Gots: 202 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

crib, Jan 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

satellite86, Jan 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

xipho, Jan 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

IdrinkGas, Jan 10, 2012
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4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours hazy and vibrant orange with a bright white frosting head. Good fluff, no coating, fell to a skim.

S: Bright ripe grapefruit, bit of mint, lots of herbal notes. This one really blossoms.

T: Starts with lots of grapefruit, and hints of lemon. Herbal spicy notes are toned down by a strong malt backbone that hints of oat bread and aspirin. Everything ends with a long bitterness and smooth alcohol warmth.

M: Thinner than expected but with some heft. Not syrupy.

O: Amazing. For me this is an IPA. Hops are forward with but malts are hanging on in the back. Perfect bitterness. So enjoyable. Had to let it warm a bit to get the full effect but so glad I did. I could keep drinking.

legalpete19340, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

mastershake77, Jan 09, 2012
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Dope, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

BelJen, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Marti403, Jan 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

AWS2111, Jan 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

pixieskid, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

HoneyLamb, Jan 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

BRLockwood, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

CoryR, Jan 01, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A 2 1/2 finger head forms, leaving a bit of lacing as the glass empties. An unfiltered murky copper caramel appearance that I find appetizing.

S- Fruity nose with a little bit of sweet malt. Grapefruit dominates for me on this one with some pineapple and a bit of pine towards the end.

T- Grapefruit and other fruits make up the beginning giving way to pine that sticks with you after each sip. No real noticeable alcohol.

M- Smooth and light/medium bodied. Lower-end carbonation. Slick on the tongue. Easy to drink. Not very sticky at all.

O- My first Michigan IPA other than Founders Centennial. I must say that I prefer this IPA over the Founder's as it has more of a west-coast hop profile. This beer is pretty well-balanced without allowing the malt to overpower the hops at all. It's a good example of the style but in my opinion it's not something I would particularly seek out if it's not local.

tyamhydrogen, Jan 01, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy copper color, nicely laced, pours well out of the bottle. Smell is like grapefruit and a little earthy-- like fallen pine needles on a cold fall day. Dominant taste is bitterness of the hops, well balanced by the malt. Has a nice acidity and brightness to it, like a good medium roast coffee (though I dont mean to say it tastes like coffee). Great mouthfeel; smooth, drinkable, well-carbonated. I think I'll have another.

pariii, Jan 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

derricksmalls, Dec 31, 2011
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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,562 ratings.