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RATINGS: 1313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Pours from the bottle to a hazy, dull orange with thin white skim that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing. True to its style, the nose is strong hoopy grapefruit citrus. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, slightly tingly and pleasantly bitter. Taste picks up the strong grapefruit in the nose, and the finish is long and dry. Darn good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2050) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle from cervezalandia. Hazy dark orange. Thin white head. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Body is light sticky. Finishes a bit thin. Flavour is quite spicy, resin, malt, light chocolate, a bit bready.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
procraste (243) - FRANCE - OCT 1, 2015
A nouveau une très chouette IPA équilibrée avec ce qu’il faut d’expression du Houblon et aussi de délicatesse; C’est sans doute l’équilibre qui est difficile à trouver entre la douceur et l’amertume sans plomber les arômes ... Ici, c’est réussi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle. Very nice hoppy IPA, lots of citrus and pine in this beer. Medium body, not too dry, finished with solid bitterness. Classic IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (502) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - SEP 24, 2015
Dark bronze, lightly cloudy,nice yellowish foam. Strong aroma of old orange, with caramel in the background. Sweet burned sugar toffee with burned hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
emusche (106) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Pours cloudy amber with an off-white frothy head. Nice lacing present. Aroma is somewhat muted; pineapple, maltiness, subtle pine notes. Flavor is more pronounced, with a heady maltiness still present, but cut nicely by a drying hoppiness and excellent fade to sharp bitterness at the back of the throat. Wish it had more to offer in regards to aroma, otherwise it’s fine. Vastly exceeded by their Double Crooked Tree offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2665) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Thin tan head that lasts, fair lacing. Seriously murky, amber?? color. Ugly ass brew, lotsa floaters. Lightly piney and grapefruit nose. Body is med/light, surprisingly. Soft carbonation, tad oily. Dry malts, slight caramel and the aforementioned hop flavors with a bit of stone fruits.. Dry finish tame bite but better than expected after pouring and seeing the poopied uglyness that was in front of me! 6er from Grape & Gourmet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beertobealive (353) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2015
Served in a tulip glass at Express de Lyon. Pours a short beigeish head with wet cereals (dog food) aroma attack, which faints to bread aromas. Amber to kriek colored body. Specific in mouth with high bitterness and a light mix of his and roasted malts. Unusual but interesting. Not easy to match in a tasting or with food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (1704) - Haderslev, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2015
Hazy orangish, small offwhite froth. Malty aroma more so than the usual American IPA. Some citrus and a little caramel perhaps. Flavour has a more pronounced hop bitterness, a little grapefruit and caramel. Bitterness gets slightly citric later on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (637) - New York, USA - AUG 16, 2015
100th IPA. Bottled 07/03/15. Pour into IPA glass. Hazy orange/blossom honey color, vanilla cream head. Aroma is caramel malt, bready, Orange, citrus, pine, grapefruit. Flavor is grapefruit, sweet caramel malt, orange. Very solid, super enjoyable. Not overly bitter. Nice bitter finish without being astringent and unpleasant. mildly dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1471) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2015
I don’t tend to use the word “malty” to describe an IPA, and if I do it’s usually not a compliment. In the case of Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA it’s definitely one of the more malty IPAs I’ve had, though it’s not a bad beer. I enjoyed the malt character – maybe not immensely – but I did enjoy it. That being said, it’s just a fine IPA; no more no less.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 5/28/15 and cost $2.95 ($0.25 per ounce).

Appearance: Surprisingly dark orange to brown proper hue; extremely hazy body though no sediment is visible. Pours to a large, white, frothy head which laces and retains quite well.

Smell: Mostly piney notes with light floral aromatics. Considerable malt presences for the style.

Taste: Since this bottle is nearly three months old it might be understandable why it’s noticeably malty for the style. Dark amber malt flavors are quite prominent here; not unlike those found in a traditional amber ale (in fact, this beer could easily be classified as such). I notice some caramel and toffee notes as well as a touch of chocolate or perhaps coffee. It’s still plenty hoppy, though. Mostly pine and resin character with a touch of earthy spiciness. The bitterness is enough to notice but mild enough to overlook. An enjoyable palette for sure, just not an amazing one.

Drinkability: The delivery of Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA is pretty much what I expect in the style. Medium bodied with noticeable carbonation crispness. There is a bit of a sticky texture and a lingering sensation of hop oils after each swig. It doesn’t seem to be quite as big as the 6.5% ABV on the label would have me believe, but it’s sturdy enough to stand up to a meal or enjoy on its own.

RATING: 7/10

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