Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA | Dark Horse Brewing Company

very good
3,283 Ratings
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Crooked Tree IPA

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by xlperro on 08-10-2002

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer is dark amber. There is a smallish off-white head. Decent retention, slight lace.

Smell is surprisingly malty, a biscuity scent. Grass and a bit of citrus.

Taste contains some pine, grassy flavours and some citrus. A fair bit of caramel and biscuit malt. Fairly bitter. Stronger hop flavour than a typical English IPA, but the flavour profile still makes me think of that style. Not your typical juicy American IPA.

Medium bodied, strongly carbonated. Somewhat irritating.

Overall, fine but somewhat disappointing. There is a date on the bottle but it has been wiped off a bit so all I can tell is it was bottled this year (phewf!). Not sure if it is old but it is not a great example of an American IPA.

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Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head ale glass. No obvious bottle dating noticed.

A peach dull brown amber body, fairly opaque and cloudy appearance. Head makes a fluffy light tan and off white colored presentation and leaves a thick soapy collar with minimal lacing.

Biscuity malts, and light sweet brown sugar on the nose. Hop angle very downplayed, perhaps some citrus juice quality, but otherwise a decent malt saves this from being poor but this doesn't smell like an IPA.

Palate comes with a nice solid malt backbone. Hop angle is more obvious in taste than the nose. Juicy hop and leafy chewy pine coat the mid palate. Swallow comes with a nice bitter aromatic and hints of mild herbal tea, and pine warmth. Very coating and resiny. Some nice citrus warmth comes after some sips.

Overall not bad, perhaps just slightly better than above average. I wish the hops delivered on the nose though.

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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 3,283 ratings.
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