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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3.98/5
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3,341 Ratings
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Crooked Tree IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by xlperro on 08-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,810
Reviews:
937
Ratings:
3,341
pDev:
11.06%
 
 
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150
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607
Trade:
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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 12oz can with no visible BB date. Acquired recently from the Brewdog webshop. The label describes it as a heavily dry-hopped IPA that delivers pine and citrus character; possesses 46 IBUs.

A: Poured into an IPA glass. Can-conditioned. A deep, hazy orange-marmalade hue with good carbonation and tons of floating sediment. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or so before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of resinous hops with hints of pine, weed, citrus peel, grapefruit, leafiness, caramel malt, ale yeast and earthiness. Pretty good, though lacks the expected impact.

T: Tastes of intensely resinous hops with notes of pine needles, dank weed, citrus rind, grapefruit, leafiness, herbs, caramel malt, earthiness and ale yeast. Slightly sweet, followed by a powerful hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with fizzy carbonation and good body. Very astringent; hop oils stimulate the palate. Aftertaste of serious hop bitterness, pine, weed, grapefruit, peel, earthy yeast and caramel malt.

O: Rather nice, though perhaps not as balanced as I might wish. Looks good, while the aroma and flavour are stuffed with resinous hops underpinned by caramel malt and ale yeast. Nice body. The bitterness outdoes the malt just a tad. That said, still an enjoyable IPA that deserves your attention if you come across it.

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Photo of JPadilla
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TheGent
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beersampler6
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice IPA that’s both easy to drink and flavorful. Nice amber color with some fluffy head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of floral and pine hops. Tastes similarly, along with caramel, grain and hops. Not too bitter and very smooth, mild mouthfeel. Good amount of carbonation. Will plan to try more from this local brewery.

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Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kilconey
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip. No freshness date.

L: Nearly clear golden copper pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Pine and resin... caramel malts and evergreen.

T/F: Follows the nose... sweet caramel malts and toasty grains. Pine/evergreen forward hop profile. Slightly herbal and spicy. A bit of citrus rind. Good bitterness. Medium bodied... sticky on the tongue.

O: A classic West Coast style IPA. Tasty and drinkable... solid beer.

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Photo of Dillinger
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CScott12
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From tasting notes 03/03/18
Had on-tap at HopCat in Ann Arbor, MI

Appearance - Served up in a nonic pint, clear and copperish orange in color with an off-white, thin layer of suds covering the surface. Strong lacing that covers a lot of the glass in broken sheeting and small spotting where it finds space.

Smell - The aroma is mostly caramel and wood with a hint of citrus.

Taste - Follows the nose. Mostly balanced flavor profile upfront, with notes of citrus, wood and some caramel malt battling it out. Woody character wins out and turns bitter with twig like character, and it lingers strongly in the aftertaste with woody while a hint of citrus stays at bay.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with fair, tingly carbonation. Slick texture that quickly turns a bone dry and slightly harsh finish.

Overall - Decent IPA but not the smoothest or most inviting beer. Lots of woody bitterness. Not one I'd particularly seek out again.

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Photo of Mxsluis
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Half-full
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 94rocker1
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good beer overall. Slightly hoppy for my taste but when im in the IPA mood its either this or Two Hearted

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Photo of Zbrewer80
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnverduin
3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zbelair
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of G-R-Fracassa
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stanale
3.21/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmurphy7
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jim67
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Niqk
3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 3,341 ratings