Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA | Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Crooked Tree IPA
BA SCORE
82.1%
Liked This Beer
3.98 w/ 3,298 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
Ranking:
#3,908
Reviews:
931
Ratings:
3,298
Liked:
2,708
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
11.06%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
590
Trade:
3
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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. It has a cloudy caramel color. Opaque. It has a decent white foamy head with some lacing. Some sediment.

S. A grape hoppy scent.

T/M. At first the taste is very astringent. A sour mix of grass herbalness and a spicy hop underneath. It takes more than a sip to get used to, but it is complex and very tasty. There's a watermelon sweetness there. Tart and medium to full bodied.

O. Takes a bit of getting used to, but it is a really interesting IPA.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours amber with a massive five finger head. Left good lacing.

S - Toasted malt, bananas, grapefruit.

T - Sour rotten banana, grapefruit as is typical of the style, moderately malty, bitter in the finish.

M - Light watery body with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, a decent IPA. I don't think I'd buy I again. Perhaps this was just a bad bottle.

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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured for a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours an opaque honey with a few floaties due to sediment. Not much head.

Smells of pine hops and sweet caramel. The smell almost reminds me of a belgian if it weren't for the hop aroma.

The taste opens with piney hops, not overwhelming at all. Following immediately after is a generous dose of sweet maltiness. The flavors complement each other well. Finishes with a more classic bitter grapefruit. Alcohol is nearly non-detectable. Mouthfeel is decently carbonated.

Overall, I more than really like this beer. Has just enough of everything to be balanced. I don't love it, perhaps due to me preferring a higher gravity beer. However, whatever it may lack can be accounted for simply by the fact that it is billed as a standard IPA, not anything bigger. I'll respect that, and rate it accordingly. I think it's just a great representation of the single IPA style. With this being as good as it is, it makes me really want to get my hands on Double Crooked Tree. It's definitely worth grabbing a 6 pack of it.

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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82.1% out of 100 with 3,298 ratings
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