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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA

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93
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1,965 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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Ratings: 1965
Reviews: 848
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%


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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Callenak

California

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Second time I've had this. Enjoyed it so much the first time that I had to go trade for another.

Poured for a 12oz bottle into a tulip. The wax was a SOB to get through so I could open the thing. It adds a nice appear to the bottle but I think they laid it on a little to thick.

Pours murky and dark. Not like my beloved CA DIPA's but beer cannot be judged on looks alone. Bottle conditioned so be careful on the pour.

Aroma is very nice. Sweet malt, citrus hops, a bouquet on every aspect of this beer. I bet even water used to brew this smells good.

This beer is big and hoppy. Being a DIPA can be very arguable though. More of a barley wine than a DIPA, but who cares it taste great. Nice alcohol presence, tons of citrus hops. Beautiful malt backbone. A great beer at every angle.

As you can tell I thoroughly enjoy everything about this beer (well except opening it). They could call this thing a saison for all I care, it's a great tasting beer that I would love to have many on hand. Be very interesting to cellar a couple of these and try one ever 6 months or so. I bet in a year or two this beer would be something else.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2006 18:00:11 | More by Callenak
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BradC

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap, pours a cloudy amber with lots of lacing and a thin head that lasts and lasts.

Light smells of citrus hops, and grapefruit

Tastes hoppy but not overbearing with a good malt backbone, citrus hops with a little pine and just a hint of the high abv.

Light carbonation and medium bodied, not nearly as syrupy as you would expect

Overall, great easy drinking DIPA at 13.5% abv.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2014 18:29:41 | More by BradC
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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: orange, cloudy, good head sustained at half coverage, easily re-formed with a swirl of the glass
S: floral and citrus, but with a very earthy backbone
T: pretty much in line with other DIPAs, sweeter to start, a bit of alcohol burn (this might be a notch above others at temp). Sweetness is caramelly (making that up), but cast against a grapefruit back.
O: very enjoyable, and given it jumps the ABV even for a DIPA, might be well worth it.

Serving type: on-tap

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,965 ratings.