Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Crooked Tree IPA
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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

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Added by xlperro on 08-10-2002

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Photo of sethmcconkey
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Lemke10
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a bottle of this as part of a M&M 6pk from Woodman’s East in Madison, WI in summer 2012.

Pours a cloudy, dirty brown color with a slight fluffy head. Has a mild scent of bitter hops but not very strong. Taste is slightly bitter, bold, and refreshing. Hints of citrus and sweet malts hint your taste buds as the beer finishes with a crisp, dry, after taste. Decent volume but could use a little work in the bitterness as this beer drinks a little too easy for an IPA but it is delicious in it’s own way.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of AaronHomoya
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

6-pack of 12 oz bottles. Filled in while waiting for homebrew! :)

Appearance is a rather dark amber/auburn color. Rich reddish hues. Nice off-white head and lacing. The aroma is pretty awesome with this one. Heavy layers of hops. Piney, citrus, dank hoppiness. The flavor was not quite as good, to me. Still lots of hops but with a good balance of caramel malt. Just a little sharp and one-dimensional, compared to the aroma. Mouthfeel is pretty full bodied, with average carbonation.

Overall an excellent IPA. Not to the level of Two Hearted or my other favorites, to me.

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of nc41
2.62/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Eh, tasted like 3 month old Hop Devil. Kinda disappointed, the best thing was it looked good, no nose at all, a malt bomb IPA. Won't buy again. So many better IPA's out there I'll give the 5 remaining bottles away. I was hoping for something kinda fruity and what I got was a mess.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper with a sudsy off-white head.

Smells of mango, pineapple, caramel malt, wheat grass, honey, slightly dank and musty.

Bitter mango, slight juicy fruit flavor, dry malt, bitter metallic finish.

Medium bodied, but slightly thin with a tongue drying effect.

This is a good, tasty IPA. If you like lots of tropical fruit hop notes you will love this one.

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

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3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Barley’s Smokehouse and Brewpub, Columbus, OH

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin yet dense off white head that left lots of lacing on the surface and coating the sides of the glass.
S: Aromas of citrusy and pine resin hops are present in the nose.
T: A little more than a moderate amount of bitterness stands out in the overall taste, which also has notes of citrus and pine resin hops. The bitterness particularly lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
O: This is a very hop-forward beer and the bitterness makes it one that cannot be drank very quickly.

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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 3,332 ratings