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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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very good

2,855 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,855
Reviews: 892
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 117
Gots: 340 | 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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 08-10-2002

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Ratings: 2,855 | Reviews: 892
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a thick opaque burnt orange, quite hazy. Clearn white rocky, solid two finger's worth. Nice retention, with sticky lacing to the bottom of the glass.

S - Deep evergreen forest come to mind, somehow "cool" smelling, fresh. Plenty of citrus in there as well, pink grapefruit is prevalent. There is a final twist of fresh flowers as well, one of the few IPAs I've tried that hits on this many hop tones. Some buttery caramel malt balances the nose.

T - Citric hops hit immediately, and surprisingly given the aroma. Very juicy beer, tangerines and sweeter grapefruit come to mind. Light biscuit malt undertones, with a touch of sweetness. Finishes nice and dry.

M - Light, crisp mouthfeel. Carbonation adds some bite to this one. Dry on the finish.

O - Very solid IPA, West coast style from this midwest brewer. Complex aromas and taste for an IPA, could use more "punch" to be elite, but could be that this was an older bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Andrew61923
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up as a single yesterday when I was out and about, and consumed during the Patriots/Ravens game (seriously Billy Cundiff?). Poured straight out of the fridge into my Delirium tulip.

A: A bad pour on my part, letting some sediment into the glass. Otherwise a dark orange with a small white head with little retention. I imagine it would have been a more aesthetically pleasing beer if I had been more careful.

S: Grapefruit rind and other citrus. A bit of grassy notes. Pleasant and even better as it warms.

T: The grapefruit certainly comes out in the taste as well. There's a bit of pine, but that citrus rind is dominating. A solid malt base leads to a pleasant aftertaste, one asking for another sip.

M: Maybe the best part of the beer. Very smooth with light carbonation. Again, a pleasant lingering of flavors that I really liked.

O: I had expected a lot from this beer and I can't help but feel a little bit let down. Still a good beer and one I wouldn't hesitate to drink again, but I'd pass this over for a number of other IPAs.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of bennway
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. No Alcohol % or IBU info on package

A: Very nice amber color, two fingers of head. Murky as hell, not only unfiltered but also chunks and bits of yeast float around like a home brew, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

S: Deep earthy smells, that of I'm guessing muskier hop varieties. Deep dark ruby red grapefruit.

T: Very bitter initially on the tip of the tongue and not very sweet at all when swirled around the palette. A deep, earthy complexity, almost that of dried mushrooms. A sophisticated bitter bomb.

M: Almost a bit too carbonated for my tastes, again like some batches of home brew I have had, could be a little creamier/smoother.

O: I can almost feel my mouth drying with each sip. Something makes me want to pair this beer with seafood or a mushroom-cream dish. I think it deserves another try from an un-jostled bottle to escape the overt yeast sediment, as mine had just been unpacked from a bike ride home.

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3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a straight pint glass.

A: The beer pours dark, murky copper color similar to unfiltered apple cider. There was a very small cap of foam on top of the beer that quickly broke apart clinging the sides of the glass.

S: Slight notes of citrus hops such as grapefruit and orange. Pine and caramel are present but not as prominent.

T: There is an initial grapefruit flavor that gives way to caramel grain and pine tree hops.

M: Pretty smooth medium body, but the carbonation seems kind of high on this one. Easy to drink, but the carbonation could be better.

O: My first IPA from Michigan, not bad. There are some nice citrus hop notes going in this beer, which is more West Coast than Midwest.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of keytown
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy copper color with a 1 finger off-white head, leaves a little lacing behind.

S - A little fruit, some floral mixed with some herbal notes.

T - Grapefruit, a bit of sweetness and of course the bitter hops.

M - Medium bodied with a dry finish.

O - Really enjoyed this one, great IPA.

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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%

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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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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