Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by boralyl:
4.8/5 rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A - Pours an inch off-white head into a large tulip glass. For how strong the beer is, I wasn't expecting lacing, but there is a little bit of a ring of lace when it all settles. The beer itself looks thick and is somewhat opaque. It is dark copper in color with a good bit of red mixed in.
S - The nose is pretty well balanced when it comes to malts and hops. There is some citrus, plum, and caramel present. A nice aroma.
M - Full in body, but not quite as syrupy as I expected from the appearance. Light-medium carbonation.
T - The most noticeable thing when taking a sip is the lack of alcohol in the taste. At almost 14% I was expecting a pretty big alcohol sting, but it's hidden incredibly well. A tiny burst of ctruus up front followed by some dark fruit and caramel malts. It finishes with a pretty mild grape fruit flavor.
A pretty atypical DIPA, but I love it! Not a hop bomb in the sens of bitterness, it's got a lot of hops, it's just balanced by the large amounts of malt. I bought a 4 pack and plan on aging 2 of them for future consumption.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2010 01:45:39 | More by boralyl
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3.78/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a rich, perfect amber, into a traditional pint glass. Head quickly dissipates, and there is little lacing. Usual IPA scents of pine, citrus, and a hint of honey, breadiness, and certainly detectable booziness. Taste is similarly citrusy, with a more heavy breadiness component that lends an overt sweetness to the citrus. Despite a heavier boozy note on the tongue, it is much less bitter than expected. This contributes to a heavy but balanced and not overpowering mouthfeel. Recommended, for a higher ABV, yet very drinkable, double IPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 18:36:31 | More by srv33
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,143 ratings.