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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

2,128 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,128
Reviews: 856
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 266
Gots: 259 | FT: 15
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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CHickman

New York

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at Tap & Barrel in Smithtown, NY: pours cloudy amber orange color with a 1 finger creamy white head that faded slowly and left very good spotty lacing.

Smells of orange peel, citrus hops, floral hops, tangerine, herbs, sweet malt, caramel, grains and light booze; sweet citrus notes dominate the nose and hides the ABV well while still keeping a fruity citrus nose overall.

Tastes of orange peel, citrus hops, lemon, mango, brown sugar, floral hops, tangerine, herbs, sweet malt, caramel, roasted grains, wheat and light booze; the sweet citrus notes and caramel get balance from the grains and mask the alcohol very well, making this surprisingly easy to drink. There is some mild heat, which is to be expected at this ABV, but it was more like strong hops that harsh alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth, with very mild carbonation, a medium to heavy chewy body and a bitter finish that's got some grainy sweetness and trails off only slightly boozy.

A very impressive trick to cover up the high ABV and make this so drinkable, locking in good balance and complexities while remaining true to the style and finishing bitter. An very good beer overall and an above average DIPA. Seems like a hoppy Barleywine, but either way it was very tasty and one I’d seek out again. Extra credit for being easy to put down with knockout level ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2012 20:55:25 | More by CHickman
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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,128 ratings.