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RATINGS: 1158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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It’s not as heavy bodied and malty as many IPA’s, 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (844) - ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2014
Hazy orange, medium off-white head. Nose is a lot of fresh citrussy-grapefruity hops, malt in the background. Taste is more fresh hops along with wood, malt, caramel, herbal tones. Dry hoppy finish. Medium body, oily palate, soft carbonation. Very nice and smooth. A great balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (797) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Golden pour with a white head. Citrus hop aromas abound with notes of grapefruit and orange peel. Nice malt character on the palate but plenty of hoppy goodness too. Crisp slightly bitter finish. Very drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (546) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Great Brew. Smells of sweet fruit and hops. Great looking, tasting, and overall all around Ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Adamrandels (15) - - JAN 12, 2014
Quality IPA...Amber pour with white head...lots of fruit and pine and bitterness stays with you. Solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Pour is slightly flat thin white head over a golden slight amber body. Smell is floral lightly tiny. Taste has mild medicinal floral huge yay chunk in the bottom. Meh..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
txolo (154) - SPAIN - JAN 10, 2014
Floral, refrescante, pino, resina, naranja. Cremosa, amarga (sobretodo el retrogusto), cañera, sabe a cogollo (no de lechuga)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle marked 337-13 (12/3/13) into a tulip glass. $0.20/oz.

Crooked Tree pours a nice, deep amber color with a touch of haze, which may or may not be chill haze. Surprisingly enough, it generates very little head (less than a half finger), but it laces the glass well.

The aroma is clean and balanced, but it isn’t particularly hoppy. I get more malt sweetness, touches of pine, and caramel elements. There’s also an element that is reminiscent of grapefruit or lemon candies.

Like the aroma, the taste is very balanced, with light citrus and pine hop notes blending with caramel candy and sugar. It’s a very pleasant beer, but it doesn’t go beyond excellent for me because the hop presence isn’t as pronounced as I’d want. Basically, this drinks like a very good pale ale, but it is just what I call very good for an IPA. />
Crooked Tree IPA is hugely drinkable, and the alcohol is completely hidden. This is one of those beers that you could drink in quantity without any issue.

This is an excellent beer; there is no doubt about that. The drinkability is off the charts, but there is something about it that doesn’t sit right with me. As stupid as it is, if this were labeled as a pale ale, I might give it a few more points. Either way, this is definitely something worth trying, and I’ll be drinking many more Dark Horse beers in the future.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (224) - - JAN 7, 2014
Agreed on the bottle dating comment. No idea if mine is past due. But it’s citrusy - orange and grapefruit. Quite dry and medium bitter. Sweet in the aftertaste. Medium bodied. Lightly carbonated. Not incredible but solid enough.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (527) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 5, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en casa. 25-12-13. Aromas iniciales a melocoton Color ambar miel con bastante espuma blanca. Cuerpo ligero - medio que según calienta va volviendose más cremoso. Sabor afrutado (melocoton) dulce seguido de toque hervaceo finalizando con fuerte amargor seco y aspero que permanece buen rato en boca. Según va calentando aparece aumentan las notas dulces, minimizando un poco el amargor seco y aspero inicial. Bastante buena ligero toque afrutado inicial y gran amargor seco y duradero. Para repetir sin problema.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2583) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle - Hazy amber with a thin off-white head. Nose has toasted bread malt, orange marmalade, and dry, piney hops. Taste is dry toasty, bready malt, piney hops, and a slightly astringent finish. Big and fluffy body, though fairly light and well-carbonated. Liked this one way more than I expected, and since it was in the mix six I’m guessing it’s a bit old. Tasty.


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