Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap in a pint glass at Bodega on 4/7/10
Very dense & cloudy dark amber; nearly crimson. 1/8th inch head dissipates in short order. Gentle swirling revives a little foam but it doesn't hold. Overall, no retention or lacing. Second consideration finds it not as murky as I originally noted.
The aroma is potent & enticing. Intense hops of all types: ripe citrus - grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest; orange & bold pine. Smells oily & juicy. Sugary sweet malt backdrop. A bit of alcohol.
The taste is good; plenty hop flavor with utmost density. Just enough bitterness without being harsh or scathing. Pine tar & potent citrus a la the nose. Rather oily. Malts are more apparent to taste but are well-integrated. Dark sugars & toasted malts - brown sugar & a dollop of caramel.
Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Resinous, sticky & near chewy for a DIPA. All the above flavors linger long on the finish. For 12% abv, alcohol heat isn't too overwhelming, though it is warming.
On tap, this is a pretty impressive beer. It is comfortably in the company of some of the Midwestern heavy hitters. I was thrilled to find this on tap & looking back, I may have allowed my excitement get the best of objectivity. Indeed; Double Crooked Tree is really quite sweet which didn't fully register until a few additional pints.
Serving type: on-tap
07-03-2010 22:11:30 | More by Ryan011235
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