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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

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,788 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,788
Reviews: 878
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 110
Gots: 298 | FT: 3
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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Photo of gafferjohn
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of mattfungus
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked this one up as a single. Singles at my favorite place are all individually priced and this one was one of the cheaper singles($1.90) While others of the 100 and 99pt beers usually run between $2.50-$6.00 I thought I would give it a go. And it was worth it.

This is a wonderful ipa. I rugged hint of chocolate at the beginning followed by a complex taste of carmels, malts, and hops, with a sweet malt finish.

Nice head.

My only disappointment is that this is not in pints. Oh well open two bottles at a time.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of legalpete19340
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.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tyamhydrogen
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Photo of pariii
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,788 ratings.