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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

2,825 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,825
Reviews: 885
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 114
Gots: 322 | 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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Photo of kylehay2004
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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of TheSarge
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots of floaties in the brew. Wasn't expecting that. Makes a towering three finger thick head of off white. The body is copper and hazy.

The aroma is very fruity. Grapefruit and maybe yeasty sourness.

Taste is of grapefruit and sweet cracke.

Feels oily and moderately carbonated. May review again to keep some yeast in the bottle.

Photo of rfranklin7
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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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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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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of tobelerone
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A lightly cloudy, apricot-colored beer with a big cap of sudsy head; retention is strong and lacing is very sticky and dense.

Aroma has aspects of tropical fruit, both bitterness and sweetness, with a late trace of onion and garlic. The flavor also has more prominently bitter hops, with light citrus, particularly pineapple, but more of the sharp oniony bite of the nose. An undercurrent of faintly sweet maltiness props things up a bit.

Excellent mouthfeel with medium to low carbonation, somewhat full-bodied and sticky. No bottle dating makes me suspect this a little on the old side; the hops seem oddly faded but still powerful in terms of the bitter oniony flavor. Only hints of what may have been a stronger juicy tropical fruit taste. Solid but not top tier.

Photo of TheMonk41
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of Goliath
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy muddy brown with a thick one inch slightly off white head. There is good head retention and no lacing.

The aroma is familiar, but nice all the same. Big citrusy hop notes, lightly floral, and a light metallic aroma as well.

The taste is ok. It's a bit earthy with an herbal tea like quality. It's floral and lightly citrusy. There is very little bitterness for an IPA IMO. Interesting and not too bad.

The mouthfeel is lacking for me. It's pushing full bodied but the carbonation is falling a bit flat. It's got a decent efforvescence but just not quite right. Maybe it's just me tonight.

Overall it's a decent beer. IPA's have become a bit boring for me these days but it's still very enjoyable. It's definitely a well made beer, but I want it to be just a little bit more than it is.

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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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,825 ratings.