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RATINGS: 1320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Itís not as heavy bodied and malty as many IPAís, in contrast the palate is more crisp and dry. If you consider yourself a "hop-head" you owe it to yourself to grab this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
On tap @ Radio Maria. Poured hazy amber with floaties, carbonation, and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy and piny, with some grapefruit and banana. Taste very similiar with crisp finish. This definitely is not as intense and malty as other IPAís but would make a very good session beer. Quality beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Surly (20) - Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2008
12 ounce bottle from six pack, purchased at Whole Foods. Pours a hazy orange with substantial thick head. Light lacing when head disappaits after several minutes. Smells of citrus and hops. Initial texture is smooth and well balanced, some bitterness and delicious hoppiness towards the end. This is an understated IPA, certainly not even remotely bland, but I could see myself drinking this all night. To me, this beer is just as much about what its not as what it is. It is not overpowering, its a very nice well balanced IPA that will leave you looking forward to the next pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckiní hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2008
Very nicely done. Not aggressively hoppy, rather a medium-bodied blend of pine and grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3548) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2015 Pours a hazy amber with some yeast floaties. Bitter. Lots of hops aromas of pine trees and grapefruits. Medium to low carbonation. Medium to heavy bodied. Nice hopsprofile. Bitter hoppy finish. Good, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
roebuck (45) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2008
Bottle pours a hazy orange. The aroma is quite strong with hops, citrus grapefruit and orange. The flavor is pretty strong for a non-imperial. Dry on palate with hints of orange. Pretty unique IPA thinks me. Iíll try it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2008
12oz Bottle $9.99 6-Pack Big Red Bloomington Crooked Tree pours a hazy copper thatís nearly opaque. A one finger white head formed on the pour but quickly fell to a light skimming and a thin ring leaving light lacing on itís way down. The head could use a bit more staying power. Candied orange peel greets the nose upfront and is joined by a healthy dose of caramel maltiness. Thereís a touch of biscuity malt in there and even some lemon rind. The citric candied aromas along with the caramel sweetness makes this an inviting IPA. The flavor pretty much follows along with what the aroma suggested. Candied citric sweetness combines with the drizzling of caramel and creates a good IPA. Not outstanding but definately good. Soft on the tongue with a medium body and somewhat lively carbonation keeps this beer moving. Good drinkability. Itís easy enough to enjoy a few of these in a sitting with no problem. Another good brew from Dark Horse. They have yet to let me down. Crooked Tree has been better than this on past occassions and about the same on others, but either way itís good! 4/5/08

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2008
[bottle] Pours a hazy copper with a lot of floaties. Large, fresh floral hop aroma. Decent sized off white head diminishes quickly. Flavor is lots of hops with a good malt backbone to back it up. Not a terribly bitter finish. Very good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
Drank at the brewery, March 2008. An excellent IPA. Itís only downfall is that Bellís Two Hearted is just a few miles down the highway. This would (and does) stand out in Chicago, where you canít buy Bells. Great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2008
Pours copper-honey color with off-white head. Aroma is nice and citrusy (more orange and lemon than grapefruit which is a nice change of pace) with some caramel and pale malts coming through, albeit subdued. Extremely light IPA, with crisp citrus hop, slight tartness, and slight roastiness in the back. A nice light alternative to the normal, maltier IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2008
Pours a slightly hazy honey yellow with thick cream colored head that dissipates to a thin coating. Aroma is very citrusy and smooth hop finish on the nose. Flavor is a bit dry/tart citrus flavor with a lot of piney hopes mixed in. A good IPA, fresh and balanced.

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