Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by GRPunk:
4.4/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
13.6% ABV??? I'm a little scared.
A- A normal pour left a 1-finger, khaki head that settles to a fully covering film. There are substantial rings and webbing that end up partially dropping back into the body. The body, it's a murky, amber-brown with some sediment that settles to the bottom of the glass. Carbonation appeared to be fairly light.
S- Resiny/oily hops and sweet, caramel malts provide a pretty good balance for a double IPA. Alcohol is present, but in now way harsh. It comes through a little brandyish maybe? Hopping is pretty complex. Really earthy/grassy at first, I felt it became tobacco-like, even leathery, with some warmth. My wife picked up more citrus than I did.
T- Quite balanced. Caramel malt with a solid hop punch. Alcohol is well hidden at first. Only a glimpse in the feel. Well, maybe not a glimpse. There is a certain, well-made liquor quality. Brandy? A little whiskeyish even? A lot to take in, very enjoyable.
M- Warming alcohol is actually quite soft, just a light nibble (no bite). Lightly carbonated. Full bodied and pleasantly viscus.
O- This beer is dangerously drinkable. A wonderfully balanced Double IPA that stays within the style while pushing the ABV envelope. A great, early spring release that takes a bit of the chill out of the air. Well worth the premium price tag.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2011 22:55:10 | More by GRPunk
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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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