Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA | Dark Horse Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Crooked Tree IPA
Very Good
3,315 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by xlperro on 08-10-2002

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,315 |  Reviews: 933
Photo of phiberoptik
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.

 372 characters

Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of rcatalano
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of illini4x4
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of MooseBoose
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of kynap55
2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of metter98
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.

 738 characters

Photo of Scotthuller
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jtosch
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of danthehopslamman
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of cfrances33
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at O'Rourkes in South Bend, served in a shaker.

Pour: Pretty hazy amber orange with a finger and a half off white head. Leaves a little bit of lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit, pine, lots of caramel.

Taste: Caramel maltiness, citrus, light tangerine, light pine. Too malty for me.

Mouthfeel: Mild bitterness, moderately drinkable.

Overall: Ok, but not great.

 365 characters

Photo of Hessian257
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of wallyworld68
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of bassbase
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Strix
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy orange, decent initial head, some lacing.

Bread, caramel and citrus in the nose.

Bread, caramel malt, orange rind, grapefuit and earthy flavors. Serious balance here, folks.

Creamy full mouthfeel, easy drinker.

Not a hop bomb yet very flavorful and pleasant. Really nicely done actually.

 296 characters

Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Very cloudy orange, carbonated, two finger head

S-Dirt, pine, citrus notes, malt and hops.

T-Balanced with caramel malt, earthy notes, nice citrus as well. Good level of bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, nice level of carbonation and crisp.

O-A great IPA, lots of different hop flavors balanced with malt. Glad I took the risk without the bottle having a bottle date.

 368 characters

Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Moby
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Kevin79
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of JVoyager
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of wpmatt16
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Brewsed
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 3,315 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.