alliance100 (999) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Logan’s Alley - pours a hazy orange , little to no head . Mild pine and faint citrus aroma . Lots of juicy tropical fruit flavors with a hint of herbal spice . Very good .
fidelis83 (2196) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark orange to copper pour with a tree finger, creamy to chunky off white head. Aroma is bright citrus, big pine, guava, under ripe melon, light caramel, biscuit, bread, sweet grass and a hint of strawberry banana puree. Flavor is caramel, sweet cereal, biscuit, toffee, dull melon, bitter citrus, sharp resinous pine and a little passion fruit. Medium body, creamy to syrupy entry, syrupy to dry middle, medium sharp carbonation and dry finish with a decent hop acid bite. Good stuff overall, very piney without being to sharp, harsh, or dry.
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Moor Pat, Williamsville, NY. orange golden pour, creamy mouthfeel, non overbearing tropical fruit toes, decent bitterness. good IPA
wlajwl (4622) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is spices, mild hops and a hint of heat. The flavor is citrus, spices, mild hop resin, fruit, mild sweetness and a mild/medium bitter finish.
Frank (3343) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oh ho ho, by naming these beers backwards, Dark Horse has made them sound like they are some crazy Necronicon shit. Eat your fucken heart out, HP Lovecraft! You can go on w/ your nearly unreadable but oddly enduring horror stories and the mad brothers at Dark Horse can take care of naming the beers. Regardless of nomeclature, this is a pretty solid IPA, with a nice hop profile that’s maybe a bit too sweet for my tastes. It’s orange in the glass, quite cloudy w/ a foarmy head. The apollo hop isn’t very aggressive in terms of bitterness which makes for a nicely drinkable beer w/ tutt-fruity tropical fruit notes and some floral and pine notes around the corners. This is a solid beer overall but nothing jumps out at me as particularly vibrant or great. I can take it or leave it I guess. Also, it took me like seven tries to spell out Crooked Tree backwards so I had to venture to the dark corners of my soul to find it in the database.
dwm1034 (705) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DRAFT at Bad Apple in Chitown. Pours orange/yellow with thin head. Nose is mild hops. Pineapple and Citris...some pine in there as well...very good; good match with juicy burger.
Mr_Abner (179) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, dark orange fading to an opaque amber at the center of the glass. Some flecks of yeast visible at the edges. Aromas of sweet tropical fruit, caramel malt, some alcohol. Tastes similar. A heavier malt flavor than I would prefer. Moderately bitter. Medium bodied, average carbonation, bitter finish.
merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Nice tropical fruit, Mildly Grainy
Appearance: Hazy Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head, Minimal Lacing
Taste: Grainy, Dank, Mild Tropical Fruit, Mildly Piney
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Dank, Mildly Drying
574deadzone (1211) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours Crooked Tree colored (amber orange) with a very tall and rocky cream-colored head that settles slowly and leaves some big clumpy lace. Nose involves herbal minty stuff, hints of dankness, light lemon, some pine, some toffee. Fairly sweet, decently bitter. Medium bodied, medium action, fairly oily, with a drying toasty and bitter finish. Pretty darn tasty as Crooked Tree is, but hard to necessarily figure out what the Apollo hallmarks are.
Jethro6191 (494) - Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours Amber with an off-white head. Citrus aroma. The flavor is well balanced with orange pith and resin notes. Smooth mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overall this was a good drinkable IPA.
jmohno (1262) - Iowa, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber, big soapy bubbles/foamy light head, good lace, no yeast pour. Low aroma, mineral, slight floral, big disappointment. Taste is medium light sweet toffee malts, some hop citrus, very slight fruit. Tastes like a malty ipa. I don’t know which single hop ipa is more disappointing, I guess this one because it seems the yeast gives a soy sauce beef jerky vegetable thing to this beer, this one doesn’t as Ive poured it off the yeast, yet there is next to no hop character. Moderate bitter, more of a neutral hop with a more malty than average character. I think their labels are kind of messy, their artistic expression is somewhat interesting but sloppy