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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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93
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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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Lauthaha

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer mug.

Appearance: Beer pours a murky, 'apple cider' kind of burnt sienna color. Pretty decent carbonation is detectable near the walls of the glass. Head is an eggshell white, very foamy and with good retention. Not a lot of lacing as it recedes, but it's beautiful to watch anyway.

Smell: Perhaps it was the color analogy, but I really smell apple cider. Some floral hops add to the palette while a soft toffee-malt backbone holds things together. This is a very 'with-it' brew so far.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Beer goes in super, super bitter. As the carbonation begins to take hold, sweetness from the malt lays a solid foundation on the tongue and the hops and spices take turns biting through that foundation. Aftertaste is slightly fruity with a tendency towards bitterness. Rinses clean. No complaints!

Overall: A superior beer. The high ABV makes it a sipper, for sure (which is good, because I only bought the one 12-ounce). The thing is, you can actually enjoy this one!

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 01:24:03 | More by Lauthaha
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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,128 ratings.