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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

2,149 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,149
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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CFHMagnet

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A. I wasn't getting any significant head, so I up-ended the bottle just to get a finger of frothy sandy colored head that disappeared really quickly. I would say the body is a murky, translucent dark apple cider color, translucent only because you can see light through the edges of the glass.

S. Lots of good citrus and hops up front, I smell grapefruits and something more tropical, possibly pineapple and/or mango. Going deeper I get a good malt backbone, with a little bit of caramel in there for good balance and measure. All in all smells pretty sweet.

T. A lot more mellow than the nose was going for. I get the grapefruit flavor tinged with orange but the tropical notes are nowhere to be found. Hops are also a little grassier than the nose told me, but its not in your face. Backing that up is the malty note, which is breadier than my nose detected, and with only the faintest hint of caramel flavor there when I searched for it. Amazingly I don't detect any alcohol, surprised me since BA claims its over 13% and the Dark Horse website puts it at 12%. Ends on a bitter note, but I honestly think this could have been played up a little more. The caramel does pop a bit more as the beer warms.

M. Medium bodied, it coats your mouth without being sticky. Carbonation is rather low, but it actually glides over your tongue like liquid silk and doesn't grit or grate anywhere.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 19:22:05 | More by CFHMagnet
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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,149 ratings.