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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Photo of --Dom--
4.03/5  rDev +2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of fallopia
3.22/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tall pilsner glass.

Appearance: Orangish-golden amber color with a 1 1/2 finger white lacy head

Aroma: Fresh fruit, especially oranges are powerful and don't allow for any subtle hints.

Flavor: The fruit aromas aren't backed up in the flavors. An astringent hops flavor is initially distasteful but with multiple sips becomes more muted.

Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium bodied with a lingering bitter taste

Overall, the appearance and aroma are misleading as the unbalanced hops make this a difficult to drink IPA.

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