Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by CortexBomb:
3.75/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dark amber pour with a pretty good white head on top of it. The nose is a nice pairing of smooth caramel malts and heavy resiny hops.
The taste on this starts out with big citrus and grapefruit, but then seems to come back into balance and has a strong malt undertone present. Not nearly as abrasive as many in its style, and dangerously smooth drinking for its ABV...I didn't really notice the alcohol while I was drinking it.
The mouthfeel on this is moderate but not remarkable, thick, but not oily. The drinkability, also moderate but not huge. I think this brings some good flavours to the table, but it doesn't really stand out in any particular category either.
The bottom line: Dark Horse has put together a very serviceable DIPA with Double Crooked. The alcohol is absolutely hidden as far as i'm concerned, and I was shocked to find out that this is a 13% beer. The flavour profile is not as big as the alcohol might make you think though, and this is not a particularly amazing beer for its style, merely good.
Serving type: on-tap
04-22-2008 20:59:36 | More by CortexBomb
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District of Columbia
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
04-15-2014 22:30:48 | More by cjgiant
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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