Thursday, May 07, 2009
BIG UPS TO DARK HORSE “CROOKED TREE IPA”
It must be the summer-like heat waves we’ve been having in San Francisco every other week, or just getting back in good with an old friend after straying a bit, but I’ve been trying new IPA after new IPA lately. For the most part, I’m discovering some new knockout ale just about every week. Take this DARK HORSE CROOKED TREE IPA I ordered over the internet. It has got what they call a “big hop profile”, but not obscenely so. Very malty, actually, and with a great oily/citrusy combination that makes it exceptionally smooth and drinkable. It’s a really clean taste, not a mouth-gushing-with-hops taste. Doesn’t happen too much with IPAs, but I was seriously in need of another one once this was down the gullet. Man, was this one good. Michigan’s DARK HORSE BREWING did it again; definitely suggest finding your way to their products any way you can. 8.5/10.
Posted by Jay H. at 4:06 PM