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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
90
outstanding

2,695 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,695
Reviews: 869
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 111
Gots: 243 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 08-10-2002)
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Bellsisbest, Nov 08, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -0.8%

I'm a huge fan of Double Crooked Tree -- I've got 16 bottles in my cellar. So I'm unhappily surprised not to like this very much.

My rating reflects my respect for the flavors in here. I recognize the quality offering that it is. It's just not hitting me where I live.

There's a vegetal must that's not jibing with what I want in an IPA. Perhaps that's the malt bill, which, in Double Crooked Tree presents as a syrupy sweetness. But here it comes off as a

martyl1000, Nov 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

dannyfayy, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

JAKELATE, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

I wanted to try this beer because the Alstom Bros gave it a 100 point rating. What I am discovering is that while their ratings are directionally correct they are massively faulty. Not that this isn't a good beer, it is. But look at their ratings, and how they stack with others and I am quite sure you will come to the same conclusion.

But...let's talk about Dark Horse Crooked Tree. This is a damn fine beverage. I am quite accustomed to west coast IPA's, very familiar with what is in the midwest and south and tried many on the east coast as well.

I do like this beer, and in my taste test of several 100 point Alstom Bros IPA rated beers including Victory, Anderson Valley, Smuttynose, Ballast Point Sculpin...this one was #2 behind Sculpin. I mentioned in a earlier review that I like Victory Hop Devil a lot and I do...on tap, in the bottle test it was not as good as this one. Smuttynose is waayyy overrated. Decent, but forgettable.

The Dark Horse is very good. It is a clean taste, but if there is any criticism it would be that the hops tend to be a bit metallic and cling to the front of your mouth and do not have a full bodied finish. It does carry a lot of citrus and reminds me a bit of Sun King Osiris, but not quite as good. This beer is hop forward, has a great nose, good color and pour, but does not have the dynamite finish a beer that the "bros" rate as a 100 should have. I wonder how they could rate this as perfect, because...while good....is not near perfect. Better than Anderson Valley and Hop Devil, but behind Two Hearted, Sun King,Dogfish and Lagunitas.

Smr7626, Nov 07, 2014
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Bill235, Nov 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Solid IPA with a good finish and strong malty backbone

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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,695 ratings.