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:
#3,920
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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4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, obviously unfiltered, orange-amber with a small, creamy white head on top. Definitely a more balanced type aroma for an IPA, but a good one...dark, juicy citrus, lime, flowers, grapefruit, peach, and some sugary malt. Mellow spicy citrus hop flavor with some black tea and grain. Very nicely balanced...when it's done right like this, I can really dig it. Lots of grapefruit, tangerine, and an increasing amount of pine resin and perhaps a bit of wood. Drying, textured medium body. Really quite nice all around.

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange gold pour with 1/2 finger light cream head. No retention and light lace.

Grapefruit nose accented with, and I'm not quite sure where this is coming from, vanilla cupcakes. A little different but quite appealing.

Getting a mix of pine and grapefruit on first taste. Straight bitter finish with lots of tart. I do get some light vanilla cream in the middle. Light on esters and earthiness. Pepper coming out in the finish towards the bottom.

Feel initially felt a bit light to me, but grew on me by the end of the glass.

Overall, a stand-up IPA that I would drink again. That cupcake thing notwithstanding.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Provided as an extra from thecheapies.. Thank you much!

Poured vigorously into a stemless wine glass.

A: Pours a dark peach to a light caramel color. Good size head with good bubbles, head dissipates quickly.

S: Tropical fruit, caramel, orange, mango and some booze. Very pleasant aroma.

MF: Very nice carbonation, beer coated the mouth very well and feels quite nice.

Taste and overall: Glad that I got to try this one. This is a very fine SINGLE IPA! The balance between the hops and malt is a happy one, a ying yang relationship that will make for a nice, long happy marriage!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into glass.

A: Pours a copper/bronze color with a 1.5 finger foamy white head that fuzzes out and reduces to a cap.

S: Citrus scents, some hops and florals, with some caramel maltiness.

T: The citrus and hops are present combining with some bready maltiness.

M: Good amount of carbonation with good mouth coating.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

By far, this is among the most flavorful single-IPA's I have had. It avoids being one-dimensional, while creating a complex flavor.

Poured from the bottle into a snifter, the golden copper colored ale produced a modest head. Even so it gave a sweet malty aroma, which was only a shallow reflection of the flavor to come. A sweet malty hoppy flavor showed hints of pineapple and peach. The malt seemed to clear a path for the citrus in the hops. A slightly thickened texture allowed the flavor to stick to the roof of the mouth and sides of the tongue nicely. The vitality of the citrus allowed the flavor to stay nicely in the aftertaste with the malty backbone disappearing. This is a very complex and drinkable IPA.

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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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