Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA | Dark Horse Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,280 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:
3,280
Reviews:
926
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
582
For Trade:
3
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.51/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

"My brightest star is my inner light, let it guide me"... Yeah, Raul is feeling this one.

Kind of like when you were a child and you thought that you opened all of your presents on Christmas and then you found one more lurking behind the tree. And not only was Crooked Tree IPA a nice surprise, it was a super goody good one.

I'm on a raft in a foreign land, and as the sun melts into the blurred horizon, that image is what I see while taking every sip. It's juicy, but balanced ever so perfectly with luscious malts - the damn thang is almost creamy in texture.

I can't, I just can't say anymore. Go get it my children.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

one of the classic American india pale ales out there, bringing new twists to a story that's been told a million times. on tap with a whole bunch of other dark horse stuff at j ryans in Syracuse, ny. the pour on this is hazy muted bronze, with minimal white head, rather unimpressive in a pint glass. the nose is great though, real woody and bitter, like its aged in oak, but I don't think it is. lots of citrus to the hop profile as well, lemon and grapefruit, with a pale malt base. the flavor is great, again with the wood and bitterness its got a lot more of an organically derived feel than so many others. the hops profile is nice, lots of zesty citrus in the finish, probably citra hops and some C varietals as well. dank but not overly oily or sappy like some of the west coast ones, more drinkable too, and without the sweetness. there is a definite woody feel to this, not sure what from, but its persistent throughout. clean finishing too for a hazy hoppy beer, with a drinkably medium body and very little residual sugar. and excellent ipa overall.

edit: much less impressive in the bottle, muted hop flavors make this a little bland. not sure of dates, but draft is the play for this one in my experience.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a dark amber, almost light brown, color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Sweet malt mixed with earthy hops and an apparent booze fume.

T- This is a very malt forward IPA. Toasty and grainy with the moderately bitter hops playing second fiddle. Still, pretty smooth and enjoyable.

M- Oily with medium carbonation and a mostly full body.

O- This is one of the earthiest American IPAs I've ever had. Good but different.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 3,280 ratings.
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