Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA | Dark Horse Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,283 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:
3,283
Reviews:
926
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
585
For Trade:
3
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of alphaacid9000
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Hazy light amber color with a head that laces very nicely

Aroma - Wonderful hop nose consisting of grapefruit rind, pine and orange with a hit of malt peeking through

Flavor - Perfectly bittered with great hop flavor. Slightly astringent but not in a bad way

Overal - I love this beer. Bitter with huge flavor while remaining very drinkable

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Photo of Flounder57
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at at The Avenue on Allston. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance. This beer had a small head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy orange color with no clarity, but bubbles coming up through the glass. Layered lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Light citrus, tangerine, and orange scents. Some bready and crystal malts in the rear.

Taste: Same as above with lingering bitterness in the back of the mouth.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, and tingling bitterness.

Overall: Pretty solid beer. The bitterness is a bit much, but still a good IPA.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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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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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

Appearance: Golden, cloudy and unfiltered with chunks floating around everywhere. This almost looks like Heady Topper, which is a good sign.

Smell: Bready malt, mango, grapefruit, orange, carmelized sugar. Not overpowering, but nice and complex.

Taste: Not nearly as complex as the smell would imply, but good. There's definitely a nice balance going on here. A beginning hop bite retreats as the malt profile comes forward. As the malt subsides, the hops become more apparent again, and lead you into a grapefruity, bitter, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Ample carbonation that coats the tongue viciously, nice.

Overall: Glad I got to try this beer. Can't say it's my favorite IPA, but I'd drink it again.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of tdm168
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - dark orangish amber with a tall, thick, white head that has great retention

S - sweet, bready, some birthday cake-like notes, citrusy aromas

T - bready malts, citrusy, piney, some sweetness

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a decent IPA. It's a bit more malty than hoppy which is fine by me. I liked the malty sweetness throughout, but I wish there was a hop character that balanced better with the malts. The hops here are bitter and piney with some citrus, but they seem like they're trying to force the balance issue against the sweetness. Nonetheless, this is a good IPA that has good drinkability. I'm not sure I'd choose it over some of my favorites, but I'll certainly never turn it down.

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4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Aggressive pour yields 1 finger of white head with good retention. Amber red liquid.
S: Toffee, caramel, PNW hops.
T: Sweet, strongly bitter and slightly astringent. Tobacco is strong in this beer!
M: Bitter, punishingly so!
D: I would order a second. I'm glad I gave it a second chance, this bottle was much fresher than my first and it was excellent. Above average. I would buy again.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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