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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Dark Horse Crooked Tree with only Cascade hops.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle. Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate spruce earthy, citrus hop and malt aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
A golden ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, fruity biscuit malt with floral hops, light must. In mouth, a grassy malt with herbal bitter hops, white grapefruit, nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9034) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle poured a hazy tarnished copper with a small lingering amber head. Aromasof straw, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of bread, grapefruit, light lemon zest and light pine with a smooth lightly dry moderatly bitter lingering citrus finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
On tap. Poured a cloudy amber color with an off white head. Earthy, fruity, some citrus, and pine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Draft at Capone’s. Pours hazy orangy with off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, resiny floral hops, orange zest. Tastes caramel malty, with some bitter tangeriney, resiny hoppy, and mild floral notes in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Solid ipa that showcases both the spice and citrus of the cascade hop. Not as tropical as the citra.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle:   Dirty straw, actual chunks of stuff floating in this one, and they aren’t small either.   Soft sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Resiny nose, slight pine.   Sweet citrusy start, moderate bitterness.   So far better than FF or Artic.   Even a slightly floral note.   Fairly bright, decent balance between bitterness and sweetness.   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Lingering citrus and pine like bitterness, soft floral notes.   Pretty tasty.   Thanks Kevin!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (5972) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 18, 2013
On tap at Local Option. Pours a hazy orange with a soapy white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong pine note with hints of onion and grapefruit. Flavor has strong pine with a bit of resin and a touch of grapefruit as well as a grain backbone.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Horizontal throw down between siblings: Dark Horse Artic Dekoorc Eert (Citra), F.F. Dekoorc Eert (Falconer’s Flight), Edacsac Dekoorc Eert (Cascade)... and Crooked Tree are a base reference (and re-rate):

Appearance Served in Duval snifters: As expected all the same with a golden hue, clean, fading frothy head, spotty lace. FF seemed to have slightly better head retention, and the CT best head retention of all (All four get a 3)

Aroma: Artic has moderate tropical character with some light catty dank notes, biscuity and yeast esters. The most forceful of the aromas but the dankness is what puts it behind the Cascade driven Edacsac (7). FF has juicy fruit gum note along with some herbal overtones, bready and slightly peppery. Sort of weak nose and nondescript (6). Edacsac has moderate citric overtones with grassy notes along with displaying more pale grains than the other two. (8) Crooked Tree has more straightforward bitter with a hint of citrus and tropical notes along with a hint of metallic vapours. (7)

Taste: Artic is oniony and alpha acid driven with some mango, peach and grains of paradise. (6) FF is twangy pear and apple like fruit notes with a lovely grassy and herbal center. Get a bit more malty notes with the FF than the Artic. (7) Edacsac is grapefruit rind, dragonfruit and moderate pepper with a slight metallic earthy finish. (8) The CT is more like the Edacsac than the other two, PNW citrus, some white pepper, garlic and onion is there too but much less than the Citra hopped. (7)

Palate: The differences are slight with the finishes being the only noticeable thing, Has mentioned above the Cascade Edacsac is slightly metallic (3), the Citra Artic is slightly astringent and more spicy (3), the Falconer’s Flight FF is cleaner and dryer (4) and the base Crooked Tree is quite metallic and even minerally (3).

Overall Interesting but as I expected I like the Edacsac the most, more balance profile and I liked the FF the least with a muddled hop profile... just like when I have used these hops when I homebrewed. I unlike most am not a fanboi of single hopped Citra beers and this reinforced that. (Artic 13, FF 11, Edacsac 14, CT 13)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Draft. Pours orange with a thin white head. Piney hops, lightly sweet malts, and medium lingering bitterness. Not bad.


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