6.5% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Pours a fairly opaque orangish amber color with frothy white head.
Aroma: An assertive bouquet of floral, pine, and citrus hop smells.
Taste: Bitter, hop-forward notes matching the aroma, caramel and toasted malt flavors, bitter and slightly dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, lively carbonation due to bottle conditioning.
Perhaps more than any other beer, Crooked Tree IPA established Dark Horse’s reputation for brewing solid beers and has served as a deserving flagship around which the Marshall brewery has built a portfolio of outstanding beverages. It’s a delight for hopheads, exhibiting a rich array of fruity, piney and even spicey hop aromas and bitterness profiles, all balanced on a caramel and sweet malt backbone yet fairly easy to drink and, most importantly, satisfying.