Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by CFHMagnet:
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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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
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