Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Crooked Tree IPA
BA SCORE
3.98/5
Very Good
3,324 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:
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Added by xlperro on 08-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,345
Reviews:
933
Ratings:
3,324
pDev:
11.06%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
149
Gots:
601
Trade:
3
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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
1.88/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

L: brown like Apple cider, somewhat amber hazy, minimal head.

A: pine, artificial fruit, bubblegum

F: thin and bitter but not dank and not bitter enough for a good IPA

T: pine, bubblegum, malt, stale barley, honey, metal, molasses, and something else familiar maybe fluoride? Whatever it is it ruins the flavor

O: this was a month fresh and found it disgusting. I have a bourbon plead the 5th and 3 other regular plead the 5ths & if these are no good I'm done with Dark Horse. In other words I never have had a Dark Horse I've enjoyed.

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Photo of buzzarooski
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PprBurke
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SonnyFountain
4.72/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cramerican
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of captaincoffee
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bit lighter than new penny copper with a medium head that leaves lots of lace. Nose is mostly missing...just a light wiff of a floral orange. Double checked bottle date and it is only 45 days old, so I'm not sure what's going on here. Taste is clean and easy drinking, starting off a touch malty, but drying out and leaving more of that floral orange flavor on the tongue. Overall, a very tame beer that is more for pounding back than savouring.

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Photo of King_Charles
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timc32
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akopczyk
4.82/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 3/5/15; drank 5/9/15 @ the Palace.

Murky dark orange appearance.

HUGE white head; frothy lace.

Orange citrus & banana notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Orange citrus, banana & mango flavors up front; bitter grapefruit bite on the finish. Nice flavors but too bitter for me to truly love.

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Photo of sisterofba
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duvel1979
2/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jesterr44
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very nice IPA. Forgot to make notes when I had it the other day so no details but I remember it being a nice well above average IPA.

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Photo of BigTrent
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Z-man
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puck1225
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(From notes.) poured from draft into a pint glass. Dark golden yellow color with a good head and lacing. A clean pine smell, some floral notes. The taste is very hoppy. It is bitter but pleasantly mild. Good beer.

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Photo of Jglaser451
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gumbo_gravy
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Parish Brewing Teku

Appear: beautiful amber clear color. almost ruby had half a finger of foam nice carbonation a few bubbles working their way up from the bottom.

Smell: big malt caramel notes and that's all I'm getting. not getting much of a hop note at all. maybe a little herbal dank green onion smell

Taste: nothing remarkable at all. some resinous piney notes. biting bitterness.

Mouth: thin

Overall: THis is completely unremarkable. average at best. I'm wondering if I am placing my review in the correct place my bottle does not look like the bottle in the photo. it does say Dark Horse on top right and then Crooked Tree India Pale Ale. I also don't have a born on date or a best buy date so maybe mine is old. This is a hard pass for me. I wouldnt recommend or buy this beer ever again. I feel like I'm missing something considering the bros gave it a 100. This is not world class it's a hard pass.

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Photo of Leif_Eriksson
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nose: Floral, sappy, citrus

Look: Unfiltered orange with a healthy head.

Taste: Orange hard candy (think Cream Savers!), smooth, bitter up front, smooth finish.

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Photo of tripledbrew
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnsfolly
4.73/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 3,324 ratings