Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by eberkman:
4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Deep reddish-orange color with a nice one-finger head that reduces somewhat quickly but leaving sticky lacing.
Huge malty nose -- lots of caramel, toffee, butterscotch and other good, sweet stuff. Overwhelms the floral and grapefruit hoppy notes peeking through.
The taste is heavy on the malt too -- again, the caramel and toffee flavors. Very tasty. At first blush the malt dominates, but the hops come through and bring a little heat in the aftertaste -- they're what really lingers. The only trace of the huge ABV is in the alcohol warming going down. Certainly not boozy in flavor. But this is a force to be reckoned with.
Oily, slick mouthfeel with some snappy carbonation beneath the surface. Very smooth and drinkable for such an enormous beer -- deceptively and dangerously so. Perfect for pre-bedtime sipping (and winding down after submitting an article that was particularly difficult to write). Too bad tonight it's happening less than 5 hours before my alarm clock goes off.
I dig this one. I'm not sure it's really a DIPA -- still way too much on the malty side. Perhaps more of a barleywine as prior reviewers have suggested. But I won't make a big deal out of it -- it's a damn fine beer either way.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2009 04:53:34 | More by eberkman
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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.