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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
89
very good

2,822 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,822
Reviews: 885
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 112
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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look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

No date on bottle so who knows how long this has been sitting at Julio's.

Pours a golden/orange color, large white fluffy head, fades at a really slow rate and leaves a large amount of sticking lacing on the glass, hazy without sediment, the head cap sticks around for virtually the entire beer, very nice.

The aroma is quite muted, I'm not picking up any strong hop scent although there is a very slight presence so I don't want to say there is no aroma.

Taste is balanced while leaning towards the malt front, moderate citrus presence, not much of a bitter aftertaste, wishing the hops had more of a presence, carbonation is soft and lends a creamy mouthfeel.

I definitely prefer Crooked Tree's bigger sibling if only for it's ability to withstand some age, after all, Double Crooked Tree does say it "ages well".

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A - Deep gold in color witha frothy cream colored head. Assuming this is a non-filtered beer since there are many particles floating around in the beer.

S - Very floral and citrusy hop aroma's. Exactly what you would expect from a great IPA.

T - Has a light toffee-like malt flavor followed very quickly by a strong citrus flavor. Finishes with a nice hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with a light carbonation.

O - A wonderful, wonderful IPA. The flavors and aromas are spot on. This is what an American IPA should taste like.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an IPA glass.

A: Pours a murky orange with two fingers of white head.

S: Grapefruit overload! Its a lot of juicy, tropical citrus with the mild sweet undertones of the malt.

T: Hop-forward, but very balanced. The grapefruit theme continues here, but the sweetness catches up and keeps it in check. I'm guessing it was a good amount of late boil hops.

D: Refreshing, tasty IPA. This would be a good purchase for a hot day.

Overall: Here's you standard no-coast IPA. Big juicy aromatic citrus hops and a moderate, but not overbearing amount of sweetness to counter it.

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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,822 ratings.