Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by granger10:
4.2/5 rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
First thing first, the wax top is really cool to look at and the label on the bottle is awesome. But this beer was a bitch to open! My bottle opener kind of sucks so I really struggled. But it was well worth the struggle.
Pours a glowing copper/orange color. Very vibrant, illuminating with a bit of yeast or hops or something in there. I got a nice, large creamy head in this one. The head remarkably has held up well. I still have a little head atop the beer and I'm about halfway through. Oh, and the particles are finally settled to the bottom. Kick-ass appearance.
Aroma is a knockout. Damn, I could smell this from like 50 yards away. A little alcohol but very juicy and piney and syruppy. Just intense and complex.
Taste is really complex. Hops in full throttle at first but not really bitter. More like a pine resin taste at first. Then the malts come in with a sweet caramel, almost buttery flavor. Body is creamy and thick and holds the hops and malts together great. Then the hop assault finishes it off. High alpha acid bitterness kicks in along with a scotch like alcohol smoothness. My tongue is done. I might as well drink shit beer because I won't be able to taste anything else for two days. Great mix of flavor and bitterness in this beer.
This is a really cool, interesting, tasty beer. I think I need to take a break before finishing it off. But it's too good. It's almost up there with the top DIPA's, but not quite imho. Still, every B.A. needs to try this and see for themselves what Dark Horse can do.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2005 16:26:36 | More by granger10
More User Reviews:
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 2,156 ratings.