Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA | Dark Horse Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,288 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by xlperro on 08-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,288
Reviews:
929
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
587
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Vetbidder
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice darker orange amber look with a slight white head. Piney and bready malts combine to make a slightly skunk scent. Slight caramel malt and citrus flavors dominate the flavor. Not overpowering and the malt and hops blend fairly well with this brew. Thicker mouthfeel with a bit less carbonation from tap.

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Photo of Ned57
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice gentle rolling red to orange color with a nice one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. There was some nice foamy lacing that tried to stick but it slid into the beer. The smell was a gentle somewhat sharp bitter citrusy hops that let some light caramel malts enter in as it warmed. The taste was mainly bitter through the hops and it had nice sharp bitter citrus aftertaste that led to a nice dry finish. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium in body and displayed a fairly sessionable quality about it. The carbonation was nice and sharp for an AIPA. Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA well worthy of having again.

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Photo of skepticnibble
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Some good descriptions already posted so not going to break it down further. Really not as complex as other IPAs I've had. Malty, murky, muted aroma. Maybe their double is more defining. In short, nice IPA but nothing exceptional.

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Photo of Wrigfen
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sportprosecutor
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tjb14
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
4.74/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Treyliff
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a murky deep amber color with a thin foamy white head that has short retention, settling into a thin film on top

S- fruity hop aroma with some notes of candied orange peel, a bit of pine, plenty of bready malt

T- more fruity hops up front with more candied orange peel, piney and earthy hops at the mid-palate, the finish is malty sweet, with noticeable alcohol

M- medium body and medium prickly carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy, slightly warming finish

O- good ipa, a bit malty, nothing outstanding but certainly drinkable

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Photo of Hayes86
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from wegmans syracuse ny for around $2.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
1.88/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

L: brown like Apple cider, somewhat amber hazy, minimal head.

A: pine, artificial fruit, bubblegum

F: thin and bitter but not dank and not bitter enough for a good IPA

T: pine, bubblegum, malt, stale barley, honey, metal, molasses, and something else familiar maybe fluoride? Whatever it is it ruins the flavor

O: this was a month fresh and found it disgusting. I have a bourbon plead the 5th and 3 other regular plead the 5ths & if these are no good I'm done with Dark Horse. In other words I never have had a Dark Horse I've enjoyed.

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Photo of buzzarooski
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PprBurke
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SonnyFountain
4.72/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cramerican
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of captaincoffee
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bit lighter than new penny copper with a medium head that leaves lots of lace. Nose is mostly missing...just a light wiff of a floral orange. Double checked bottle date and it is only 45 days old, so I'm not sure what's going on here. Taste is clean and easy drinking, starting off a touch malty, but drying out and leaving more of that floral orange flavor on the tongue. Overall, a very tame beer that is more for pounding back than savouring.

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Photo of King_Charles
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timc32
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akopczyk
4.82/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 3/5/15; drank 5/9/15 @ the Palace.

Murky dark orange appearance.

HUGE white head; frothy lace.

Orange citrus & banana notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Orange citrus, banana & mango flavors up front; bitter grapefruit bite on the finish. Nice flavors but too bitter for me to truly love.

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Photo of sisterofba
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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