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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

2,821 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,821
Reviews: 885
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 112
Gots: 321 | 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

No notes at this time.
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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.

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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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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very large 3.5 finger off white head with very nice lacing. Body is cloudy with amber and brown hues. aroma is a nice cirtus and hoppy aroma with hints of malt. A slightly musty hop flavoring in the opening with transition to mild citrus and woody hop flavor with more musty hops in the finish. medium body and moderate barbonation. A very good IPA. Not sure if I liked it as much as the Bros but still good.

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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,821 ratings.