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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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2,363 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,363
Reviews: 874
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 292
Gots: 324 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: putnam on 03-05-2005

98 IBU
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Photo of Trooper92292
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For a double IPA I'm really impressed. I feel aging this will provide more flavors and aroma. I can smell the alcohol a bit on this but with time I know this would go away and become a grater beer.

Photo of larryarms847
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper brown orange with a thin layer of very light khaki foam.

Orange rinds, caramel, bubblegum, and floral/earthy in character.

Bitter citrus, caramel malt, pine, earthy, and noticeable alcohol.

Medium-bodied, light-medium carbonation, slightly chewy, bitter citrus/earthiness, light caramel sweetness to cut through.

Overall, a hefty DIPA. Alcohol is noticeable, but not so much so considering the ABV. Leans farther on the bitter end of the spectrum, but not overpowering in any way.

Photo of MaxPowers
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbmiche
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stezz420
4.67/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of batfireman
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulyB83
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 01/19/15. Poured into a Sam Adams glass.

L- Deep amber, good clarity, two finger slightly off white head that dissipated quickly to a thin film.

S- Citrus, floral, alcohol is apparent, some unripe peach, decent caramel note, that hoppy sort of bubblegum aroma.

T- Mostly floral and citrus, hefty amount of alcohol on the tongue but no real throat burn, a slight yeasty flavor, the finish is pretty bitter.

F- Lightly syrupy, not bad for such high alcohol.

O- A pretty good beer for how much alcohol there is but it's just a bit too big for what I'm looking for in an Imperial IPA. I've had this on tap before and the alcohol wasn't as noticeable but I find that to be the case with all beers. I also find the hop profile a bit typical in the same way as I find regular Crooked Tree. Still I would recommend people try this and I'd even pick up more of it if it weren't so expensive compared to something like Hopslam. I think if they lowered the alcohol to 8-10% it would be a great improvement.

Photo of brianbud
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lanciloti
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JayCheG
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcm75
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CorgiDad
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RC613
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For me, this is right up there with Hopslam.

Photo of BrewmanCapote
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BigDiesel
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bigclydeoliver
4.84/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ivorycannon
3.46/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jiveturkey75
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikerieder
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbfolk
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkoch7
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,363 ratings.