Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by Mcculler:
3.6/5 rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured into a pint glass. Head minimal and recedes to a faint ring around the glass with no lacing. The color is dark, opaque caramel. Very dark for a DIPA.
Good nose. Fruit cake, pine, clove. Heavy alcohol as it warms.
Taste is similar - lots of dried fruit from burnt raisin to lighter pineapple and orange. Cakey, spicey. Still, not the predominant citrus, that you might expect from a truer DIPA.
Good, chewy mouthfeel. Prickly from decent carbonation and alcohol.
Drinkability is OK for the style and very high alc. content.
This is a solid beer - more of a strong ale or a barley wine than a DIPA. Good for what it is. If I'm gonna drink something labelled a DIPA, though, I prefer it be more like Double Trouble or Hop Slam.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2009 02:22:50 | More by Mcculler
More User Reviews:
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
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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