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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPADark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA

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93
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1,965 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1965
Reviews: 848
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%


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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beagle75

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, medium amber color with a partial surface residue and fine peripheral ring of off-white bubbles. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Full, with dominant hops of dank citrus, sticky caramel, and a relatively nuanced milky quality that seems tied to malt. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins very off-dry, with early hop aromatics that are pungent in their ripe tropical fruit and dark citrus qualities. Acidity is mild into the middle where thick pale malt emerges, slightly cakey, after the initial hops assault subsides. Hops never disappear entirely, contributing a whiff of resinous pine in the second act. Alcohol is complimentary in the middle, rising toward the finish where herbaceous hop flavors combine with the booze to produce a medicinal taint. Bitterness is moderate considering the immense size of this DIPA.

M: Medium viscosity, syrupy and warming on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: Judging by ABV alone, this beast of a beer may seem like the DIPA to rule them all. However, it displays poise in its balanced display of qualities--in this case, balance equates to all of the hops and pale malts that will fit in a 12 oz. bottle. While alcohol has a speaking role in the cast, it does not dominate; its absence would be more distracting. It drinks more ably that some other big DIPAs that are 2-3 points smaller. An oaked version of this could threaten Alpine's excellent Exponential Hoppiness.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 01:04:08 | More by beagle75
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BradC

Pennsylvania

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

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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.

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Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,965 ratings.