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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

2,555 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,555
Reviews: 859
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 107
Gots: 196 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 08-10-2002)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

tstigz, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Screper, Aug 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

mfl620ks, Aug 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Scot00, Aug 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Jsmercer, Aug 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

rypkr, Aug 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

MexicanSkittel, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Nanners
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oh how I wish this came in a can! Please effort that Dark Horse! This is my "go to" summer beer. It is THE ideal beer for cookouts and such. If ever a beer needed to come in cans ... it's this beer. Pours a little darker than your normal high end IPA, but don't let that fool you. You may even smell a little bit of the malt in your noes, but don't let that fool you either. This is the most well balanced beer you will find on the market, and I'm a total hop head. I judge a beer on it's hops, and I can drink this beer all day long and then some. There are some beers that are of supreme quality that can vary from six to six and this is one of those beers. Sometimes it's slightly darker than other times, but it doesn't matter. It always has that citrus and fruit hop dance on the tongue. What really makes this beer shine is the buzz, and I'm not lying. It has that over the top "I'm king of the world and everything is good!" feel to it. It's a total smiley face beach and summer time social beer that won't bring you down. I have had all the variations from double, to falconers, to cascade, but the best is the strait crooked tree ipa. If this came in cans it would be touching the 5 star mark!

Nanners, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

ClintonRalston, Aug 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

mogburn1317, Aug 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

MSL94, Aug 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

MarvinSnyder, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of scotorum
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: Nearly clear amber topped by an inch tall off-white head which receded to heavy surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Moderate citrus.

t: Piney hops up front followed by more.

m: Light to moderate due to the prominent hop presence. Fairly smooth. A bit watery.

o: A solid hoppy IPA, though it might have a bit more body. A sure summer refresher.

scotorum, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

cjs61679, Aug 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Jkirk790, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Focusf111, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

chinchill, Aug 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

comrade_tony, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

davet100, Aug 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Hopcycle, Aug 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jaywes754, Aug 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Okisailor, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

HisBoyElroy, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: a deep orange almost red. Good clarity but not perfect. About a finger of off white head that leaves a lacing

Smell: hop medley, citrus, pine, floral. Some slight maltiness to back it up

Taste: starts off strong with the hops. I get notes I grapefruit and a floraly-pine taste. Malts are there on the back but in a small dose. The malts and the hops clash in a way that is slightly off to me

Mouthfeel: bitter. and light as far as ipas go.

Overall: a fine and well crafted beer but for some reason this (along with other dark horse beers) just don't do it for me as I know they do for others

SportsandJorts, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

shredder83, Aug 13, 2013
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,555 ratings.