1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Crooked Tree IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,783 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,783
Reviews: 876
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 110
Gots: 297 | FT: 3
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,783 | Reviews: 876 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of rodemey2
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of KAP1356
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of AJ01923
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnthemOfTheSun
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of lochef81
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another awesome ipa from another awesome Michigan brewer. Pours a beautiful hazy Orange with a very small head of off white foam which dissipates to a very nice, lasting lacing. The aroma is all grapefruit and pine, almost reminiscent of fresh mangoes. It Sips smooth but with a body that coats the mouth very nicely. The flavor is what really takes this one to the next level. Super hoppy and bitter but well balanced. Lots of citrus and pine and very fresh tasting. This is definitely a go to ipa. Extra points for my favorite designed tap handle in the business.

Photo of Emnmarko
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Skillz
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of lovindahops
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally getting the chance to try dark horse crooked tree ipa

A- hazy orange with a strong glow and minimal lacing on the edges. I love the orange body on these type of IPA's

S- strong mango with sweet flavors of pine and a slight bready malt background. The burst of citrus hops bundles with sweet flavors on the scent profile. Very inviting scent

T- great intro of mango hops coupled with the bready malt backbone I expected. Sweet caramel and an overseer bitterness at the end. Very drinkable and tasty simultaneously. Good orange flavor chimes in as well, as you take a sting on the tongue from the bitterness

M- coating flavor that I love from an ipa. Absolute good flavor

O- what a great drinkable ipa. Balanced and enjoyable. Really enjoyed this and will circle back

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz brown bottle with awesome label. Beautiful brilliant blue color paired with a bright green make a real vibrant and eye catching design. Throw in the bonsai and its pretty killer. Poured into a standard American pint glass.

A - bright orange color with the haze giving it a more burnt look to it out of the light. Wonderful funk particles and sediment Floating about, just as the side of the packaging states. Bright shade of white head wasnt massive, but still pretty nice. Some fluff to it and it settled quite nice leaving some fairly good stick.

S - grapefruit and light pine up front. Nice balance between fruity hops and bread like malt backbone. A real nice gushing orange note creeps up and stands out with other smaller hints of lemon.

T - grapefruit and pine like hops up front with a blast of awesome hop spice. Real juicy and gushing fruitiness to the flavor. The juiciest, gushing orange notes set off a spectacle inside my mouth. Perfectly balanced with bread and cracker like malt. The finish picks back up with more grapefruit hop notes and really taking on a exceptional dry bitterness.

M - medium bodied and smooth. Texture is close to perfect for its size and does well coating the entire mouth with luscious notes of ipa goodness. Easy to drink and just plain awesome. This is one of the most well balanced ipa's I've ever had.

O - Crooked Tree is simply a stunning work of art. Maybe the greatest ipa I've ever had. West Coast my tail... This is a world class take on keeping an ipa complex and perfectly balanced. It's my new go to ipa. This is Michigan brewing at its absolute greatest. A grand gem and crown jewel no matter who you stack it up against in its range of abv.

Photo of scumation
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of cwguy5
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of mkel0365
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of GABrew
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of drbenderdo
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of PaulyB83
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 09/18/2014 Drinking on 10/21/2014

A- This particular bottle had an untypical amount of yeast in it leading to a pretty hazy burnt orange color, usually it is a pretty bright beer. Two finger white head.

S- Spicy, getting a real overripe banana, grapefruit.

T- Spicy, floral, bit of pine, grapefruit.

M- Medium, typical IPA carb level.

O- A decent IPA just kind of middle of the road though. Not on the level of Two Hearted or even Founders Centennial.

Photo of Keiferfillinger
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of timjim1327
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of Opamurphy
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of miffsudd
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of infuturity83
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of david18
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of JSOBB
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,783 ratings.