Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by C20Percent:
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: Pours a slightly hazy dark golden-orange with an almost light beige color of foam on top. Not a lot of head. There does look like a circus is going on inside the glass, though. Like a tornado. Looks thicker than I expected. Steady stream of bubbles shooting from the top. Super solid.
S: Hard not to smell this. Aroma strikes immediately and tough to hide from. Smells heavy. Malty. Biscuit malt. Not very hoppy, to be honest. Swirl around the glass a bit gives off a bit of piney hops. Even smells a bit boozy. The smell doesn't compare well to Hopslam or Hoptimum to me. But, the biscuit and caramel hops push this above average.
T: Super smooth slightly bitter finish stands out as being pretty special. Warm going down the throat, but I like that. Almost like a syrupy malt beverage going down. Some slight piney / grassy hops hit the tongue. Taste a lot better than it smells, to me. For a high abv DIPA that says it ages well on the label, the taste actually holds up pretty damn well. Taste really good for a sipping beer that's not barrel aged or imperial stout.
M: Medium carbonation which goes well with the thick body. Very buttery feel. Some chewiness that brings out the booze. Not picking up anything special here, but the buttery feel pushes this above average.
O: Give it a 4 overall. I aged this a bit because the bottle said I could. My expectations were low, and I'm pleasantly surprised. The appearance looked great. The taste, for a slightly aged DIPA, was really good. The smell and feel were kind of throwaways for me, which pushed the overall score down. Pretty good brew, though.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2012 16:55:40 | More by C20Percent
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3.78/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a rich, perfect amber, into a traditional pint glass. Head quickly dissipates, and there is little lacing. Usual IPA scents of pine, citrus, and a hint of honey, breadiness, and certainly detectable booziness. Taste is similarly citrusy, with a more heavy breadiness component that lends an overt sweetness to the citrus. Despite a heavier boozy note on the tongue, it is much less bitter than expected. This contributes to a heavy but balanced and not overpowering mouthfeel. Recommended, for a higher ABV, yet very drinkable, double IPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 18:36:31 | More by srv33
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,144 ratings.