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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
90
outstanding

2,699 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,699
Reviews: 870
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 112
Gots: 246 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 08-10-2002)
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3.3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mmmm Hops, I can smell em as soon as I pop the cap off the bottle. Slightly cloudy deep amber color with a smallish white head that displays marginal retention. Smells citrusy with grapefruit, lemon and pineapple aromas trying to cover up a bready caramel malt sweetness. Taste is a bit harsh with hop resin, but also has citrus and bready malt backing it up a bit. Again I question just how long this bottle has been sitting on the store shelf because this doesn't seem to be a fresh example of an IPA. Medium to light body and carbonation level with a slick resinous mouthfeel. Decent as is, but I think this is a better beer than what I am tasting tonight.

johnnnniee, Nov 13, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bronze color. The nose is fruity, in the style of IPA. It perceives the candied apple, lemon and orange.

In the mouth, the hops are invigorating, fruity and floral, but also slightly tart. The malt is pretty quiet despite softness in the palace style melted caramel. The brand remains consistent, hoppy bitterness is present everywhere.

It provides a finish and then a beer easy to drink and very nice, if not more.

ThaCreep, Nov 09, 2011
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4.88/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Easily my favorite michigan IPA. It tastes extremely hoppy despite only being 39 IBUS. Heavy on the grapefruit and slight floral notes. Aftertaste does not have any lingering bitterness that isn't balanced perfectly against malt and grapefruit taste.

paxtonthegreat, Nov 07, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Peace Tree pint.

A: Pours a hazy, golden orange color with 1/2 finger of nearly white head. Very good retention and fantastic lace, tons of carbonation.

S: Sweet peach and a little rose, very nice.

T: Interesting-- subtle hop flavors run the spectrum of orange, grapefruit, pine and rose, lightly moving from one to another in quick succession. Underneath is some sweat biscuit for support. Slight heat on the finish subsides over the course of the glass.

M: Really nice, creamy and almost silky.

O: Whoa, nice IPA here. Would love some more intensity in the flavor, but still a lot of interest and the lace is unreal. Well, it's an hours drive to get more, but I'll find a way. Yum!

AmericanGothic, Nov 07, 2011
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,699 ratings.