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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,144 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,144
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 265
Gots: 264 | 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:
98 IBU

(Beer added by: putnam on 03-05-2005)
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C20Percent

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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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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,144 ratings.