nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Surly (20) - Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckiní hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nicely done. Not aggressively hoppy, rather a medium-bodied blend of pine and grapefruit.
sunevdj (3548) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
roebuck (45) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[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.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.