Crooked Tree IPA

Dark Horse Brewing Company’s Crooked Tree IPA beer review by Beer Blog Buzz

Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Brewing Co. is a microbrewery in Marshall, Michigan. There’s not very much information out there about this place other than it has a sort of taproom and a small brewery operation. Unfortunately, I’ve never been, but after drinking this beer I’d like to visit! An interesting fact about the brewery, apparently there was a mysterious fire recently that destroyed some of their taproom. Hopefully they manage to keep brewing this great beer!

Michigan tends to export a lot of great craft brews, in my opinion. Crooked Tree IPA is no exception, it’s a pretty good brew! Definitely in line with what I want in an IPA.

This is another example of a beer I’m willing to try just because of the label. How else do you try new beers from the store anyways, right? After pouring a pint and taking it in, all I have to say is that I wish I knew where I could get a six pack. The smell was of fruity and/or sweet hops. Also a hint of some woodsy pine hops. It was very enticing. To be honest, I thought it had everything you come to expect with a rich IPA smell, a sweet tartness, and  I thought this would turn out to be just another ordinary beer review. After drinking the beer, my mind was changed because the taste was even better.

I could definitely taste the fruity hops, tasted like grapefruit and maybe some orange. Mostly pineapple, but only at the end. The prominent taste, for me, was the pine hops. There’s a noticeable sweetness, which has to be the malt they used. I also noticed that the beer was hazy. There was sediment Crooked Tree IPA Headin the bottle, I shook it to disperse everything. Glad I did, it tasted great! As you can see, the head on the beer was pretty frothy and thick, it left a lot of lacing on the glass. As mentioned before, everything you would expect from an IPA beer.

This is a beer you would drink with a nice steak, or red meat at least. Something rich because this beer is a good counterpart, it’s a different kind of rich; a sweet richness. It would be something to drink before eating your main course, to fill you up; so you eat your main course slowly. By doing this you appreciate both, appreciate the subtle and complex flavors of both. All in all, I add this to my favorite IPA’s list. As I mentioned, Michigan tends to export some good craft brews, one of which is my favorite, but after having Crooked Tree IPA, I think I have a new favorite!

Beer rating: 5/5

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3 Comments so far »


    Kevin A. Alberts said

    June 13 2011 @ 3:31 am

    Now onto the comment. I don’t know where the beer review begins. Could you please clarify by saying the beerblogbuzz trademarked and now onto the beer review. Thank you, kevin.


    Beer Blog Buzz said

    August 8 2011 @ 10:21 pm



    Una pinta de cerveza said

    December 4 2011 @ 11:11 pm

    Amazing beer!!

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