Cooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing pours a nice amber color in the glass, with a creamy pillowy head that lasts for a wonderfully long time. There’s sweet malt and floral hoppy scents which hint at the well balanced flavor to come. It’s a fairly light bodied ale, and there are a ton of hops, but a lot of malt to balance it out. A lot of lemon, a bit of spice, and some pine in the finish. This is a super well executed beer that is a stellar example of what an reference IPA should be, in my opinion. I like this better than any IPA I’ve had in quite a while, save the Green Flash West Coast IPA I reviewed last month.
I give it a 4.7 out of 5.