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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

2,339 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,339
Reviews: 846
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 91
Gots: 134 | FT: 6
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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snansel

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-06-2014 17:21:56 | More by snansel
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BerBen

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.6%

07-05-2014 21:13:46 | More by BerBen
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detroitpat

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-05-2014 20:42:00 | More by detroitpat
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark copper orange, almost bronze, with a slight haziness, moderate head in the pour reduces to a thin but complete white film that delivers pretty massive lacing.

S - Mostly lemon and pine - crisp and clean, but somewhat quiet overall. A subtle note of honey, as well. Overall, the nose is much like a honey lemon throat lozenge, but the most delicious one you've ever had. Initial thought is this could go either way.

T - While the flavor follows the nose, there is not much quiet here. Big hop hits of pine, lemon zest and pith, and a sweet, malty honey core. Lush, almost buttery feel, but with a strong bitter close keeps things snappy.

M - Moderate carbonation and mild drying.

O - A good choice for the hophead aiming to drink a couple down without getting trashed. There are big hop flavors, a nice malt counterpoint, and a reasonable, but not sessionable, ABV.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 20:21:53 | More by Tsar_Riga
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QuadriderMX

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-05-2014 14:02:15 | More by QuadriderMX
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dfiliaggi

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-04-2014 22:21:10 | More by dfiliaggi
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RyanCFriedrich

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-04-2014 18:26:33 | More by RyanCFriedrich
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sixtyminute

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-04-2014 17:13:22 | More by sixtyminute
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jl2414

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-04-2014 03:36:28 | More by jl2414
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sHAGGY_hEAD

New York

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nice amber color from 12oz. bottle. Dated 4-22-14. Good mouthfeel.
Nose is decent with good but not strong hop aroma mixed with malt sweetness. Finishes with good amount of bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Good lace all the way down to bottom of glass.This is what I would think of a great representation of a traditional American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 01:14:31 | More by sHAGGY_hEAD
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RollienCoal

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-01-2014 21:59:27 | More by RollienCoal
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Jakethesnake503

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-01-2014 20:37:05 | More by Jakethesnake503
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Ajmorriso1


4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

07-01-2014 19:11:23 | More by Ajmorriso1
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-01-2014 19:08:51 | More by ArtZan
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-01-2014 09:35:24 | More by HoppyBastard2
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HuskyHawk

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-01-2014 01:14:18 | More by HuskyHawk
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Kyrojack

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-30-2014 11:20:01 | More by Kyrojack
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Mikegsparks

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-30-2014 01:08:31 | More by Mikegsparks
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Ardeer

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-29-2014 20:15:20 | More by Ardeer
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-29-2014 08:13:54 | More by Ciocanelu
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CraftBeerforBrains

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-29-2014 06:23:57 | More by CraftBeerforBrains
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Lovey75


4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-29-2014 01:00:58 | More by Lovey75
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leitmotif

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-28-2014 23:15:35 | More by leitmotif
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Rustedbucket

Illinois

2.89/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've been pretty partial to IPA for quite sometime. This one, however, hit the palate quite flat. The initial draw rewards the tongue with the briskness that an IPA has, but the mid-palate and finish is let down by a disappointing sour.

The color was also a disappointment; it poured a darker amber than any IPA I've seen and attribute the taste differences with other IPAs with the color changes.

All in all, simply, I wouldn't buy it again for what I paid for it. It's 'drinkable,' but once it's out of my fridge it will not be returning.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 19:37:32 | More by Rustedbucket
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AndyEdgar

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

06-27-2014 14:06:27 | More by AndyEdgar
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,339 ratings.