Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dark Horse Brewery Crooked Tree IPA

Web stuff:  Inspired by West Coast I.P.A.'s, but brewed with Michigan style.  The Crooked Tree is heavily dry hopped to give it a big aroma of pine and citrus.  Pine yes, citrus no. The flavors are big, yet very balanced between fresh hops and malt. Often described as "grapefruit" our hops give this beer an excellent fruit flavor that finishes dry, crisp, and clean. It will pour a nice deep copper color with a bit of haziness. Because of our almost patented "Intense Transfer Methods" our Crooked Tree has won several medals in the India Pale Ale category.

Testify!  It's a good American style IPA.  It's just a tad too bitter, which is appropriate for Michigan.  As far as Michigan style goes, the kids got it right.  We like to keep it classy here in Columbus.  I hate to admit it, they make some damn good beers up there.

Cost: Mix & Match
Grade: A-

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