Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA | Dark Horse Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,283 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:
3,283
Reviews:
926
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
585
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,283 |  Reviews: 926
Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA | Dark Horse Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is three fingers thick, with web-like lacing, and a clear deep golden amber body.

Smells like a nice smattering of citrus hops.

I taste the citrus with some floral zest around mid-palate.

The mouthfeel is medium-light with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll choose to give Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA | Dark Horse Brewing Company a 4.5. One of the selections that comes in their variety sampler 12 pack.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very malt-heavy IPA. Look is gorgeous, Clear orange-copper coloring with a sticky white head that laces beautifully down the glass. Smell is subdued (relative to your typical American IPA) but complex, with a fruit-and-malt dankness being the dominant aroma, little bit of bubble gum, banana, and rye (?) in the deep background. Flavor is very balanced, almost too much so, with bitter, resinous pine countered with a lot of earthy malt and breadiness. But the beer has almost zero sweetness, which actually might be a nice addition given how neutralized the citrus hops are. Instead the taste result is very rye beer-esque, quite bitter, a little sour, and very heavy. Not really what I'm looking for in an IPA. Feel is medium and smooth, almost silky, which is lovely. Look, smell, and feel are really wonderful and/or interesting, but the taste just isn't all that appealing to my palette.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of devilben02
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eman17
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreyGhost4
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryften
4.82/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Richter525
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brad007
3.26/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice mild amber color with a one-finger head into my glass.

Buttered bread with a good whiff of hops.

Toffee malt with light floral/pine hop bitterness. Interesting finish.

Lacking in hop bite.

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Photo of cambabeer
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of toddstolarski
4.63/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of elnunesio
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcel371
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kinzo12
4.59/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The smell is the first thing that hits you with Crooked Tree. You can pick up pine to citrus to the malt in the beer. The first drink, which can be bitter, is not indicative of the beer overall. Definitely gets better with every drink which I think is due to the malt. It's a unique taste which sets it apart from other IPAs.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeZ9654
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not too shabby!

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Photo of Jack74
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigRed10
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of izzyismyrott
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kwip
3.2/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Little initial skunky but that went away quickly. Not much aftet taste. No sticky feel. Not bad at all. Nice IPA. I'd buy it again

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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 3,283 ratings.
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